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Virgine  "Kay" Buckey

Virgine¬† "Kay" Buckey, age 66, of NewarkVirgine  "Kay" Buckey, age 66, of Newark died at 3:42 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Aug. 24, 2013, in O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens.

Born June 27, 1947, in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Carl Vemont and Alma Irene Glass Martin.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a stepson, Michael R. Buckey.

She was primarily a homemaker who was passionate about playing bingo and enjoyed bowling.  Her compassion for others ran more deeply than her concerns for herself.

She is survived by her husband, George W. "Bill" Buckey, whom she married June 28, 1986; four children, Brenda Nelson of Newark, Troy (Susan) Parsons of New Philadelphia, Mrs. Don (Christina) Sears of Dennison, and Clint (Nicole) Parsons of Newark; 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; four step-children, Bill Buckey of Granville, Danny (Carol) Buckey of Sherrodsville, David Buckey of Newark, and Mrs. Sye (Tammy) Jackson of Beach City; a sister, Bonnie I. Lipps of Uhrichsville; a brother, Carl Cunningham of Bethel, OH; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. in Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home in Sherrodsville with Rev. Milo Baker officiating.  Interment will follow in Sherrodsville Memorial Gardens. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 6 - 9 p.m. in the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH  43216-3549.  To leave and online condolence message, visit www.baxtergardner.com.