Jan. 7, 1930-March 10, 2019

Betty L. Buchanan was born in Springfield, on Jan. 7, 1930, to Louie E. and Minnie McConnell Earnhart. She passed away March 10, 2019, at Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility.

Betty attended Springfield Public Schools and graduated from Burge School of Nursing in January, 1954.

Betty entered the U.S. Navy in October, 1954, served for five years and became an officer as a nurse. Betty met her husband while in the Navy, Stewart (Buck) Buchanan, and they were married in Seattle, Washington on July 2, 1959. Betty continued her education and became a CRNA and worked in several hospitals around the country while Buck continued to serve.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband Buck; her parents; two sisters, Louise Dewitt and Gladys Haines; and a brother, Howard Earnhart.

She is survived by a brother, Harold Earnhart, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at a later date in the National Cemetery in Springfield under the direction of Bland-Brumback Funeral Home.

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