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Marquis, Donald “Buzz” March 4, 1935 - November 6, 2020


Thursday November 12, 2020

1:00-2:00 PM

Sheldon-Goodrich Capel


Thursday November 12, 2020

2:00 PM

Sheldon- Goodrich Chapel


Robinson Cemetery

Weaubleau, Missouri

Donald Ray “Buzz” Marquis, loving husband and father, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020 in his home at the age 85.

Buzz was born March 4, 1935 in Leila, Missouri to G.B. and Oma Marquis. He graduated from Roscoe High School in 1953. Buzz served in the US Army from March 6, 1958 to March 4, 1960. During that time, he was stationed in South Korea for 1 year and discharged with the rank of Sergeant. He remained in the Army Reserves until 1964.  When he returned home, he married Beverly Ann Shireman on April 15, 1961. In August of 1961 Buzz and Bev opened Buzz’s Market in Collins, MO. They raised two children, Ray and Kristi.

He was a 63-year member of the Roscoe Masonic Lodge Circle #342. Buzz served on the Collins Village Counsel for over 30 years; he worked hard to establish the water system and later the sewage system including paved roads. Buzz helped organize and was a charter member of the Collins Lions Club. He was also a charter member of the Collins Fire Department and a charter and active member of the Collins Fire Board.

Buzz and his family spent a lot of time with friends at the lake. He was an avid water skier and would teach anyone how to ski.  He had an unusual abundance of patience for anyone who wanted to learn.  As time passed Buzz’s love for the lake gave way to a love of touring the country on his motorcycle with family and friends. During his travels he toured all 50 states along with all provinces of Canada. One of his favorite trips included an annual trip to Louisiana for a crawfish boil then on to Pensacola to camp, deep sea fish, and eat oysters.  Buzz enjoyed snow skiing and going on cruises with his family. He was a lifelong believer in God and was baptized on September 9, 2020.

He was the cornerstone of his family and his community, both of which he loved dearly. Both of which will miss him greatly.

Buzz was preceded in death by his parents, G.B. and Oma; brother, Gerald Lavern; parents- in-law, H.J. and Garnet Shireman; brother-in-law, James Evans. He is remembered with love by his wife, Beverly; his two children, Ray (Donna) Marquis and Kristi (Doug) Delp; his sisters, Dorothy “Sis” Williams, Lois Fay “Suzie” Evans, Donis Ross (Don), Doris Hart (John); his uncle Russell (Imogene) Marquis; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and one on the way; numerous nieces and nephews.



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    Marcia Dampf says

    Uncle Buzz we will miss you. Marcia and Family

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    Joyce & Jake says

    Buzz will be greatly missed by the community, but especially by the fire department. There has ALWAYS been a Buzz with the department, either as a firefighter or board member. How will we manage without him? We love you, Buzz!

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      Cathy Braden says

      Will be sadly missed great man to know Phillip and Cathy Braden

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    Joyce gray says

    To all the Marquis and Shireman families my sympathy and love.

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    Jean says

    Beverly and Family –
    My condolences – the family and community has lost a cherished loved one.
    Jean Lyke

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    adrienne D Gover says

    So very sorry for you loss.

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    Jessica Milbourn says

    We are so heart broken to hear about Buzz he will be missed Fern Floyd, Arlene Floyd, Mike & Lavonda Piper, Jason & Sophia & Dale Piper.

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    Tonya Wise says

    Beverly and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

    Running into Buzz’s market as a young girl to get ice cream and/or gum will always be a fond childhood memory. Then later in life, taking my Grandparents to the store during my visits remained a highlight. I was always greeted with a smile and a short but sweet caring chat! I was blessed to know such wonderful people!!!!

    Tonya Peterie

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      Cindy Proctor says

      We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our hearts and prayers.
      Pat and Cindy Proctor
      Tim and Toby Long

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    Brandy & Randy Williams says

    Bev we are so sorry for your loss. Buzz will always be in our hearts. You take care of yourself and if you need anything please let us know. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Brandy, Randy, Hunter & Makena

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    Larry and Carol Mays says

    So very sorry for your loss. May your memories guide you at this difficult time.

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    Daleen Todd says

    He was a great man and will be missed by all. Miss Beverly you are in Rusty and my prayers,

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