Theresa Marie Buechel, 89, Salina, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. She was born June 2, 1924, in Clyde, the daughter of Eugene and Laura (Couture) Girard. Theresa worked as office manager for Decker Grain Co. of Concordia until she married William Buechel on Nov. 3, 1955. While living in Concordia, she was a homemaker, a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, and a volunteer. A volunteering highlight was serving on the Concordia Library board from 1962 to 1970, during the construction of the Frank Carlson Library. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, traveling with family and playing duplicate bridge. In 1984, she became a Life Master in Bridge, later advancing to Silver Life Master. She also served as a Duplicate Bridge Director.
 In 1999 Theresa and Bill moved to Salina. Theresa became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. At church, and through the Salina Duplicate Bridge Clubs, Theresa made many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ernest and Paul; one sister, Berneice Ayres; and her husband William.
Survivors include two daughters, Sarah Buechel of Salina, and Julia (Michael) Marino of Richland, Mich.; two brothers, Bernard (Marcia) Girard of Solomon and Larry (Ann) Girard of Beloit; sister-in-law, Vera Girard of Concordia; and two grandchildren. Chris and Kelsey Marino.
 Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at the Ryan Mortuary, Salina, with Vigil Service at 6:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Salina, with burial at 2 p.m. in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia. Memorials: Hospice of Salina or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Salina. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is in charge.



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