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Obituaries · November 15, 2013



Maryanne Buss, 85, of Pocahontas, passed away Nov. 2, 2013, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge, Iowa, after a short illness.

Maryanne Terhune was born April 22, 1928, in Lone Tree, Iowa. She graduated from Lone Tree High School, and the Paris Academy Beauty School in Cedar Rapids. On Feb. 21, 1949, she was united in marriage to Melvin J. Buss at Onawa, Iowa. The couple farmed in Onawa and Ute, Iowa, for a number of years, where Maryanne helped with the farming operation. She also owned and operated a beauty salon.

In 1966, they relocated to West Branch, Iowa, where Melvin was in sales with Crow’s seed corn and Maryanne worked at Owens Brush in Iowa City. In 1968, when Melvin was promoted, they moved to Mendota, Ill., and Maryanne spent 22 years working for Sunstrand Corporation in LaSalle, Ill. Upon retirement, they returned to Ute, Iowa. After 51 years of marriage, Melvin passed away and Maryanne moved in 2000 to Pocahontas, Iowa, and wintered in Mercedes, Texas.

Maryanne was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church. She was an avid cribbage player and a very competitive card player. She truly loved all card games and enjoyed teaching them to others. For many years she was a duplicate bridge instructor.

Maryanne loved water skiing, camping, and loved to entertain. She and Melvin enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include her daughters, Anna Buss of Iowa City and Beth (Gary) McCartan of Pocahontas; sister Betty Boots of Mechanicsville; brother Jim Terhune (Connie Hulett) of Davenport; sister-in-law Joyce Terhune of Lone Tree; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Maryanne is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; sisters Joann (Richard) Pump of Rockford, Iowa, and Rebecca Jane Terhune of Plfugerville, Texas; brother Wallace Terhune of Lone Tree; and granddaughter Jennifer Ann (Buss) Rath.

In keeping with Maryanne’s requests, no memorial services are planned. In lieu of services, Maryanne’s family requests your prayers for her and memorials be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Maryanne.

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