Obituary for Richard Wayne Buess

Written by on August 23, 2019

Richard Wayne Buess age 91, of Lynn, IN, died on August 22, 2019 at Randolph Nursing Home, Winchester, IN.  He was born on October 21, 1927 in Wharton, OH to Farrell and Clara (Clinger) Buess.  He married Marjorie Bricely on January 7, 1949.


He started work by helping his dad in the family business “Buess Brothers Poultry”.  He then joined the Merchant Marines in 1945 followed by a brief duty in the Coast Guard followed by the army.  He retired after 40 plus years from Great Scot as a butcher and manager.  He knew no stranger.  He always had a smile on his face and his giggle would make your worries go away for the moment.  He loved to fish, spending time with family and his grandkids and never turned down a game of euchre.  He loved his loyal furbabies Dakota and Sam who were always by his side waiting for him to give them a treat.


He is survived by one son, David Wayne, Goodrich, MI, one daughter Susan Metzger, Lynn, IN, two brothers Ronnie (Barbara) Wharton, OH and Lonnie Joe, Carey, OH.  Four grandchildren Jennifer (Brad) Flemings, Fostoria, OH, Jasmine (Bryan) Lynn, IN, Hollie, Fostoria, OH, Chad, Fostoria, OH.  Eight great grandchildren Austin, Macy, Layne, Matilyn, Peyton, Christian, Braxton, Xander.


He is preceded in death by his wife Marjorie Buess, his parents Farrell and Clara Buess, brother Norman Buess, sister Marjorie Ann (Sis) Conley and his furry companion Heidi.


Visitation will be held from 10am to 12pm on Tuesday August 27, 2019 at Clark Shields Funeral Home, 301 S. Patterson St. Forest, OH.  Funeral services will follow visitation at 12pm at the funeral home with Rev. Dennis Livingston officiating.  Burial will follow at Wharton Richland Union Cemtery Cemetery with Military Services conducted by McVitty VFW Post #1182, American Legion Post #259 both of Forest and AmVets Post #1994 of Kenton.  Memorial contributions can be made to:  Paws Animal Shelter and Rescue, C/O Shelly King 239 N. Columbia St., Union City, IN 47390.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit

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