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Saturday, November 7, 2020

Obituary - Terry Leon VanBuskirk

With the upsurge of COVID-19 we request all who attend the Visitation and/or Funeral for Terry PLEASE wear a mask to the funeral home. Please respect the social distancing rules and think of others' safety as well as your own. Please sit with proper 6 foot spacing between pews. We appreciate your cooperation and courtesy at this time.

SERVICES will be held at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri, on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

The MINISTER for the service is David Hill.

VISITATION will be held at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m.

INTERMENT will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Rural Appleton City, Missouri immediately following the service.

The family suggests MEMORIAL contributions be made to the Spring Grove Cemetery or Heartland Hospice.


Terry Leon VanBuskirk was born on September 23, 1954 the son of Edmond Eugene and Lois Jean (Culbertson) VanBuskirk. He passed away peacefully at his home on November 4, 2020, age 66. He spent his formative years in the Montrose and Appleton City areas, where he graduated from Montrose High School in 1973.

After completing his education, Terry farmed until 1998. He then started Osage Valley Lawn Care, which he owned and operated for more than 20 years. He was a very hard worker that took care of numerous properties in the Appleton City, Rockville, and Montrose areas. He could be seen cleaning snow off sidewalks and parking lots in the midst of stormy winter nights so long as he remained able. Terry cherished being outside and enjoying nature and watching the animals roam in the areas he mowed. Apart from this, he loved his family and especially his two dogs, Gus and Tucker. Terry will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Edmond Eugene and Lois Jean (Culbertson) VanBuskirk.

He is survived by his 3 sons: Jeremy VanBuskirk, Corey (Shelby) VanBuskirk, and Jared VanBuskirk; his two sisters: Shirley (Michael) Gwin and Linda (Steve) Saia; 1 grandson, Vincent Thomas; along with many extended family and good friends, and his two beloved pet companions Gus and Tucker.