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Virginia A. Buker1,2

b. 18 October 1913, d. 19 January 2010

Father Clarence Omer Buker1 b. 21 October 1868, d. 21 August 1938
Mother Nancy Jane Gaumer1 b. 17 December 1872, d. before 19 March 1963
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Family Frank Otto Wern b. 30 May 1909, d. 4 November 1990
Marriage* circa 1930  Principal=Frank Otto Wern3 
Children  1. Frank Otto Wern Jr. b. 24 Jul 1934, d. 2 Nov 1999
  2. Hazel Wern b. Dec 1941

Birth* 18 October 1913  Adamsville, Muskingum Co., OH1,3,4 
Census 1920  1920 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Highland Township, ED: 93, Series: T625, Roll: 1425, Page: 92A, January 6
Sheet 2A
(enumerated with father, Clarence O Buker)
49, 12, 12, Buker, Virginia A, Daughter, , , F, W, 6, S, , , , Yes, , , Ohio, , Ohio, , Ohio, , , None, , ,2 
Married Name circa 1930  Wern3 
Marriage* circa 1930  Principal=Frank Otto Wern3 
Census* 1930  1930 Federal Census, Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus, Ward 8, ED: 25-66, Series: T626, Roll: 1796, Page: 207A, April 16
Sheet 5A, Block 26, 317 Oak Street
(enumerated with mother, Nancy J Buker)
50, 11, 24, Buker, Virginia, Daughter, , , , No, F, W, 16, S, , Yes, Yes, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , 59, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , , ,
(Also includes 13 non-related lodgers)1 
SSN* 19 January 2010  Virginia WERN
Birth Date: 18 Oct 1913
Death Date: 19 Jan 2010
Social Security Number: 290-03-7157
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Ohio
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 32082
Localities: Ponte Vedra, Saint Johns, Florida4 
Death* 19 January 2010  Palm Valley, St. Johns Co., FL3,4 
News/Obit* 22 January 2010  WERN Virginia Buker Wern, long time resident of Palm Valley, died on January 19, 2010 of natural causes surrounded by her loving family. Born October 18, 1913 in Adamsville, Ohio. She is survived by one daughter, Hazel Wern Dalton, six grandchildren; Linda Reed (Stephen), Connie Smith (Leon), Beth Barkoskie (Martin), Jeffrey Farris, Karen Farris, Cory Dalton. Three Great Grandchildren; Martin Barkoskie (Kelly), Kyle Farris, Joshua Smith (Amanda) Katey Reed and one great, great grandchild; Trip Barkoskie. Mrs. Wern was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Frank Otto Wern, one son, Frank O. Wern, Jr., two Great Grandsons, Jeremy Smith and Ryan Reed. Having worked many years for the Florida State School Book Depository as a bookkeeper and later as secretary for the family construction business, her pioneer labors in the settlement of the Palm Valley area in the 40's and 50's are widely known. She was also a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution-Ponte Vedra Chapter. She was a faithful wife, a loving Mother and Grandmother, the respected matriarch of her family; she remained sound of body and mind to the last. She is loved and will be greatly missed. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, Jan 25th, in the Chapel of HARDAGE- GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, with Rev. Jack Millwood officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you send contributions to the organization of your choice to aid in the relief of survivors of the Haitian earthquake disaster. Please Sign the Guestbook @

Published in the Florida Times-Union on January 22, 20103 

Last Edited 23 Dec 2012


  1. [S248] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , 1930 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S247] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , 1920 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S1185] Florida Times Union, online
  4. [S129] SSDI Death Index,.

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