Martha L. "Marti" Buchanan

Feb 1, 2020
Buchanan, Martha 3


Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday February 5, 2020 at Kearns Funeral Service 


Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday February 4, 2020 at Kearns Funeral Service 3146 Kimball Avenue in Waterloo as well at one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home.


Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo 


May be directed to the family 


Martha L. “Marti” Buchanan, 73 of Waterloo, died Saturday, February 1, 2020 at UnityPoint Allen Hospital in Waterloo. She was born in Mason City on August 13, 1946 the daughter of Eileen Huff and William Johnson. She graduated from Mason City High School in 1964. She married Forrest Duckworth and they were later divorced. She married Lloyd Buchanan on October 22, 1977 in Evansdale.

Martha worked as a welder at Hinson’s manufacturing and later at Fiberdyne. She retired from the kitchen department at Logan HyVee. She was very active in the UAW local #838 and had served on the board at Hinson’s Credit Union. She enjoyed drawing, writing, and treasured the trips to Florida she and her husband took.

Survivors include: husband, Lloyd of Waterloo; two sisters, Cathy Branstad of Kennsett, and Amy Peterson of Humboldt; ten children, Deana (Clint Curry) Duckworth Jolly of Waterloo, Sheryl (Ken Cummings) Duckworth of Waterloo, Tammy Buchanan of Waterloo, Tawnya (Lenny) Duckworth Albertson of Waterloo, Leann (Kurt) Buchanan Atkins of Waverly, Kevin (Tammy White) Duckworth of Waulbeek, Iowa,  Lloyd Buchanan Jr. of Waterloo, and Robert (Alisa Schantz) Buchanan of Waterloo, and twins Patrice (Melvin Reed) Buchanan and Patrick Buchanan both of Waterloo; 18 grandchildren, Jason, Nathaniel, Seth, Courtney, Zach, Ashley, Aunika, Lance, Mariah, Nicole, Jacob, Cody, Samantha, Casey, Paige, Mikel, Lucas, and Emily; and 21 great-grandchildren

She is preceded in death by her parents; six brothers-in-law; and a sister-in-law.

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