Clara N. Bucher

Clara N. Bucher

Clara N. Bucher, 90, of Paducah, and formerly of Southern Illinois, died at noon on Friday, April 7, 2017, at Lourdes Hospice and Palliative Care in Paducah.

She was born on June 7, 1926, in Cairo, the daughter of Aud and Allie Vaughn Henshaw.

She married Paul E. Bucher Sr. on May 24, 1943, in St. Louis. He preceded her in death on May 24, 1998.

She is survived by her children, Paul E. Bucher Jr. of Bolingbrook, Peggy L. (Randy) Grey of Severn, Md., and Robert L. Bucher of Clarendon Hills; a daughter-in-law, Jeannie (Louis) Britt of Cobden; six grandchildren, Tammy (Larry) Morris-Graham, Gerald (Melissa) Britt, Mike (Elizabeth) Grey, Mark Grey, Rachel Bucher and Wally Britt; 11 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Norman (Carol) Henshaw of St. Louis; a sister-in-law, Marie Henshaw of Paducah; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul E. Bucher Sr.; two brothers, Billy Henshaw and Donald (Martha) Henshaw.

She loved crafting and would give them to all her family members. She loved flowers and growing plants.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bucher were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with the Rev. Larry Buckles officiating. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mounds.

Memorials can be made to the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

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