Lester Don Buenning, age 52, of Monett, Missouri, passed away at his home, Thursday, July 8, 2010.
He was born in Monett, Missouri, March 29, 1958, the son of Eldon and Myrtle A. "Peggy" (Hinton) Buenning. On June 28, 1980, in Monett, he was united in marriage to Cathy A. Crane, who survives.
He is also survived by three sons: Chris Buenning, of Raytown, Missouri; Jeff Claude, of Monett, Missouri; and John Asbury, of Liberty, Missouri; one daughter: Jennifer Buenning, of Kansas City, Missouri; his mother: Peggy Buenning, of Springfield, Missouri; one brother: Larry Buenning, of Springfield, Missouri; one sister: Lyn McQueen, of Springfield, Missouri; and seven grandchildren.
Lester was preceded in death by his father, Eldon.
Lester grew up and received his education at Monett, where he lived his entire life. He drove a truck for Friend Tire and United Van Lines, before he worked at EFCO as a floor manager. His parents owned and operated Monett Laundry and Dry Cleaning for over 40 years.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at First United Methodist Church, 1600 North Central Ave., in Monett, Missouri.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time.