Stephen ARD BUSER
Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review, 18 Apr 1966, page 1
Ard Buser, 83, retired rural circulation solicitor for The Journal-Review, died Monday morning at the Maples Convalescent Home in Muncie. He had been in failing health for several years and seriously sick for two weeks. After farming during his early life, Mr. Buser was employed by The Crawfordsville Review in the early 1920’s. He continued his employment with the merged newspaper until Sept. 2, 1958, when he retired. He was widely known in all parts of the county as a result of his work with the newspaper. Born April 15, 1883, near New Market, he was the son of William H. and Sarah Allen Buser. He was married in 1901 to Manna Simpson at New Market, and she preceded him in death in August, 1932. He was married a second time to Alice Thomas. He attended the old Fairview School near New Market and later attended New Market High School. Mr. Buser was a member of the New Market Christian Church and of the Odd Fellows Lodge. The survivors are the wife; three sons, Kenneth Buser, assistant principal of Mt. Zion School and former assistant postmaster, Robert Buser of Cincinnati and Aubrey Buser of Silver Springs, Md.; two daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Canine of Reading, Pa., and Mrs. Imogene Alfrey of Crawfordsville; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the youngest and last survivor of a family of eight children. The brothers and susters who preceded him in death were John, Will, Roy and Charles Buser, Mrs. Louise Beckner, Mrs. Eva Easley and Mrs. Fanny Fencetemaker. He also has a number of stepchildren including Paul Thomas of Muncie, with whom he lived for several years. Mrs. Buser is recovering from a heart attack and is a patient in Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. She will be unable to attend the funeral. The body is being returned to the Hunt & Son Funeral Home here but arrangements have not been completed pending word from relatives at a distance.
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