Skip to content



Dorothy Buschling, age 74, of rural Canton, MO, died Wednesday, December 5, 2007, in Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.

She was born July 4, 1933, in Bushnell, IL, a daughter of Lloyd and Agnes Quinn Leeds.

She and Elmer Buschling were married on December 14, 1952, at St. Patrick, MO, and were looking forward to their 55th wedding anniversary. He survives.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by one son, Greg Buschling of Tampa, FL; three daughters: Cynthia Betz and her husband, Michael, of Fowler, IL, Karen Spurgeon and her husband, Bruce, of rural Kahoka, MO, and Julie Muszynski and her husband, Bernard, of Kissimmee, FL; seven grandchildren: Jennifer (Todd) Johnson of Moorsville, NC, Laura Betz of Joplin, MO, Ryan Betz of Cleveland, MS, Emily (Justin) Smeltser of Alexandria, MO, Morgan and Josh Weinberger, both of Kissimmee, FL, and Jesse Buschling of Tampa, FL; three

great grandchildren: Zoe and Andrew Johnson and Sydney Smeltser; four step grandchildren:

Kenneth, Karen, Alexander and James Muszynski, all of Florida; four sisters, Zola Close of Hamilton, IL, Betty Settles of Warsaw, IL, Evelyn Clark of Wayland, MO, and Alice Booth of Hamilton, IL; a sister-in-law, Opal Buschling of Newton, IA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Lloyd Leeds, Jr.; and a sister, Emily Burnett.

Dorothy was a graduate of Hamilton High School. She was a member of St. Martha’s Catholic Church at Wayland and of the Altar and Rosary Society. From 1988 until 2004 she owned and operated Buschling Fireworks at her home south of Wayland.

She enjoyed her home and her beautiful yard with the flowers and roses and the birds that gathered there. She was an excellent cook and was most happy when spending time with her family and feeding them.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, December 10, 2007, at 10 a.m. at St. Martha’s Catholic Church in Wayland, MO, with Father Paul Hartley officiating. Bonnilyn Neyens was organist and Lillian Pepple, vocalist. Special music was "Amazing Grace" and "O Come, O Come Emmanuel".

Honorary Pallbearers were Bill Buschling, Chuck Patterson, Jim Tinder, Henry Settles, John Buschling and James Burnett.

Pallbearers were Kevin Clark, Steve Buschling, Jim Buschling, Glenn Settles, Ryan Betz, Josh Weinberger and David Buschling.


Burial was in Zion Cemetery.

Visitation was held at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka after 10 a.m. Sunday with

the Rosary being recited at 5 p.m. followed by family receiving friends until 7 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Zion Cemetery or the Clark Co. Local Cancer Fund.

On-line condolences may be expressed at