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Bernadine Mary (Kline) Sandrin Buffington

January 12, 1926 ~ January 4, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Bernadine Sandrin Buffington Obituary

Bernadine Mary (Kline) Sandrin Buffington 

At the stroke of midnight on January 4th, the church bells rang alerting heaven to Bernadine's arrival.  She lived a blessed, loving & full life.  

Bernadine was born in New Douglas, IL to Benjamin & Christina Kline.  She joined two siblings, Clifford Kline & Irene Kline Healey.  She attended New Douglas grade school & graduated from Livingston High School in Livingston, IL in 1943 as Valedictorian.  In 1945 she married Elmer Sandrin (deceased in 1991).  They had three children, Christine Antoinette Sandrin Petit (deceased in 2019), Connie Irene Sandrin Isenburg (deceased in 2017), & Colleen Louise Sandrin.  In 1994 she married Norrigan Buffington (deceased in 2003).

Bernadine worked for the FBI from 1943 to 1945.  She was very actibe in her children's lives, serving as secretary of the PTA & involved in Brownies & Girl Scouts throughout the 50's in Livingston.  She worked for H&R Block in Boulder, Colorado for 18 years.  Bernadine lived in the same house in Boulder for 53 years.  While in Boulder, she was very active in the Presbyterian Church, especially with the Sewing Circle & Mariners.  Because of a fall in 2016, she started living in Denver with her daughter Colleen & her husband Tom Merline, who had moved from California to Colorado in 2009 to be closer to her.  They all returned to California in 2018, making her a California resident until her death.  She loved the ocean & would spend hours in her rocking chair watching the waves.

She is survived by her daughter Colleen (Tom), granddaughters Antonia & Elizabeth & grandchildren Ayden, Ella, & Samuel.  She is also survived by her stepchildren -  Earl (Karen) Buffington,  Glenn (Debbie) Buffington,  Mark (Valerie) Buffington,  &  Lana Buffington Hebenstreit;  & numerous step grandchildren & great grandchildren.  She was so loved & will be so missed.

Services will be held at Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston, IL on Saturday, January 13th, 2024.  Viewing will be at 1 PM with the service beginning at 2 PM & burial & prayers at Spangle Cemetery near Livingston, IL following the service.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 13, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Lesicko Funeral Home
271 N 2nd
Livingston, IL 62058

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 13, 2024

2:00 PM
Lesicko Funeral Home
271 N 2nd
Livingston, IL 62058

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
January 13, 2024

Spangle Cemetery
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Staunton, IL 62088

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