Dateline: February 26, 2004


Funeral services for Phebe Ann Buntin, age 82, were held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 23, 2004, in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. James Ivey Edwards, Pastor, officiating.  Memorial services followed graveside services that were held at 10:00 a.m. at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Miss Buntin died Saturday, February 21, 2004, in Amarillo.  She was born October 10, 1921, in Clarendon to Fred A. and Eunice Lenora Kutch Buntin and was a lifetime Clarendon resident. She attended Clarendon schools and received an AA Degree from West Texas State University in Canyon.  She later briefly attended North Texas College.  She was employed at the USDA office in Clarendon for several years before her retirement.  She had devoted much of her life to civic organizations.  She was instrumental in acquiring the Moore and McClellan Little League baseball fields.  She served on the Citizens Cemetery Board and was a member of the Friends of the Library.  Volunteering was a long time activity for her.  She was a volunteer at St. Anthony’s Hospital, BSA Hospital, and the VA Hospital in Amarillo. She was a member and regularly attended the First United Methodist Church.  She was a member of the Saints’ Roost Museum Board, Methodist Women, a bridge club, and the Clarendon College Alumni and Reunion Board.  Her grandfather, P.A. Buntin, established the first funeral home in the Panhandle in Clarendon.

Survivors include several cousins, Nancy and Doyle Hanbury, Ann and Bruce Hallmark, Ronnie Hanbury, Becky Younger, Mark Hanbury, Carren Raney, Cassie Weldon, Bullen Hallmark, Elizabeth Hallmark, Suzanna Hallmark, Jim Hallmark; also her beloved dogs Samantha and Jezebel, and many, many dear friends.


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