Irene Elizabeth Buckner

August 6, 1947 - February 7, 2024
Irene Elizabeth Buckner

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On Wednesday, February 7th, 2024, Irene passed away into the arms of Jesus after a courageous battle with declining health at the age of 76. She had spent the last few months with her son and family in TN. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville and a supporter of the Hendersonville Rescue Mission.

Irene enjoyed NASCAR, fishing, visiting the beach, and spending time with loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-seven years, Ronnie F. Buckner, her parents Richard H. and Connie Rogers Plemmons, brother Charles Plemmons, and father-in-law Frank H. Buckner.

She is survived by her only child Tim Buckner (Melinda) and granddaughter Abby of Newport, TN; brothers Earl (Jean) Plemmons of Michigan, and Bill Plemmons of Asheville, NC, mother-in-law Grace Fisher Buckner of Newport, TN, sister-in-law Barbara Redmon of Asheville, NC, and special friend and niece, Ruth. The family would also like to thank special friend Cindy Youngblood of several years of love and caregiving.

All are invited to the funeral service within the Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home at 2 pm on Sunday, February 11, 2024, with burial to follow at Shepherd Memorial Park.


Funeral Service

Sunday, February 11, 2024
2:00 PM

Shuler Funeral Home Chapel - Directions
125 Orr's Camp Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • February 13, 2024
    Dot Beddingfield says:
    Dear Tim and family, I remember you Tim and your precious parents from when you were a student in my classroom. Many years have passed since that time but I have never forgotten you or your parents. The deep love that they had for you shone light a light in their eyes. Your Mom was gentle and kind. So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. Sincerely, Dot Beddingfield

  • February 12, 2024
    Norman and Pat Worsham says:
    So sorry Tim to hear about Irene . Will always remember good times with Irene and Ronnie. You are in our prayers

  • February 12, 2024
    Norman and Pat Worsham says:
    So sorry Tim to hear of your loss of Irene. Will never forget past times with Irene and Ronnie. You will be in our prayers.

  • February 10, 2024
    Rob and Lisa Myers says:
    With our love and sympathy for your family! Rob and Lisa Myers Newport, TN