Henry E. Buell, age 83, of Edon, Ohio, passed away at 8:25 A.M. on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, shortly after admittance to Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan after a sudden illness. Mr. Buell was a graduate of Edon High School, where he played baseball, and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a lifelong farmer and devoted to his family. He loved to play all kinds of card games with his kids and grandkids and enjoyed going to their sporting events. Henry loved all sports, especially baseball, and was a faithful fan of Edon sports. He always rooted for the winner, sometimes switching allegiance during the game when one team would begin to play better than the other. He enjoyed the Senior Center, especially on card playing days, and attended Edon United Methodist Church.
Henry E. Buell was born on March 15, 1936, in the family home near Edon, the son of Elmer Henry and Dorothy May (Everitt) Buell. He married Anna Mae (Fenner) Mabus Burdick on August 17, 1999, in Metz, Indiana, and she preceded him in death on January 27, 2020.
Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Buell, of Columbus, Ohio; one son, Rex (Bonnie) Buell, of Angola, Indiana; four stepdaughters, Tammy Combs, of Edon, Joan (Paul) DeSmith, of Grand Ledge, Michigan, Nanette (Geoff) Jones, of Kalkaska, Michigan, and Sheryl (Anton) Stark, of Battle Creek, Michigan; one stepson, Charles Burdick, of Battle Creek; seventeen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and one brother, Burton Buell, of Bryan, Ohio. He was also preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, from 3:00-7:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, 204 West Indiana Street, Edon. Services will be held on Monday, February 10, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edon, with Reverend Doug Widdowson officiating. Interment will follow in Edon Cemetery with grave side military rites conducted by Edon American Legion Post #662 and the United States Army Honor Guard.
Memorials are requested to Wounded Warrior Project.