Laura A. Bucher

Laura Ann Bucher, 62, of Las Cruces, NM, and a former resident of Andrews, IN, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at her home.

Mrs. Bucher was employed by Dana, in Andrews, for 17 years, retiring in 2001.

She was born Aug. 4, 1951, in Peru to Don "Fred" and Margaret Ann Oyler Rayburn. Her mother survives in North Manchester. She is also survived by her husband of 14 years, Merle Bucher.

Additional survivors include two sons, Keith (Kim) Harris, of Andrews, and Andrew Snodgrass, of Las Cruces, NM; a daughter, Karrie Harris, of Huntington; a stepson, Matthew Bucher, of Las Cruces, NM; two stepdaughters, Paulette (Victor) Ortiz and Sarah Bucher, both of Las Cruces, NM; a brother, Fred (Erika) Rayburn, of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Lucy (Jim) Macy, of Fort Wayne, and Jennie (Mike) Cattron, of North Manchester; and six grandchildren, Paul Ortiz, Victoria Ortiz, Max Bucher, Ashton Brady, Jordan (Rick) Vought and Jeremy Harshbarger.

Calling is Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Deal-Rice Funeral Home, Andrews Chapel, 233 N. Main St., Andrews. A service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at 10 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service. Rev. Donald Arms will officiate. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Andrews.

Memorial gifts may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure or American Heart Association in care of Deal-Rice Funeral Home.

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