Nancy Kline Buckman

December 17, 1937 - March 17, 2024
Nancy Kline Buckman

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Nancy Kline Buckman, a very loving, caring, kind wife, mother, and friend, passed away peacefully on March 17, 2024, in Wilmington, NC, at the age of 86. Born on December 17, 1937, in Wilmington, DE, Nancy’s journey on this earth was marked by unwavering kindness, dedication, and grace.

Throughout her life, Nancy touched the hearts of many through her work and passions. She dedicated herself to nurturing young minds as she taught nursery school and kindergarten, spreading seeds of knowledge and compassion. As a Parish Visitor with the United Methodist Church, Nancy extended warmth and comfort to her community, embodying the true spirit of service.

Passionate about fostering connections and welcoming newcomers, Nancy started and ran the Welcome Wagon for many years in Cary, NC, also servicing the surrounding areas, where she tirelessly networked with local businesses and shared valuable information with new residents, creating a sense of belonging for all who crossed her path.

In her free time, Nancy found joy in people and social interactions, radiating positivity wherever she went. Her deep involvement in her church and commitment to the Turtle Watch program in Topsail Beach showcased her love for both spiritual growth and environmental stewardship. And, in moments of leisure, she enjoyed playing tennis.

Nancy will be dearly missed by her beloved husband Robert Buckman, cherished children Christopher, Michael Stephen, and Lisa Ann, as well as numerous other family members and friends whose lives she enriched with her presence.

A Celebration of Life honoring Nancy will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 2:00 pm at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel. As we gather to commemorate her life, let us carry forward her legacy of love, compassion, and service, keeping her memory alive in our hearts forever.

Please leave memories and condolences for Nancy’s family by signing the Tribute Wall below.

Services and care entrusted to Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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The funeral will take place on March 21, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation - Wilmington Chapel (1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403)

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  • March 22, 2024
    Ada Hueners says:
    I'm sending my sympathy to you Bob ( and Nancy's family ). Thinking of you/Nancy brings back many memories from the Madison Methodist Church Days. I hope you are well; I'm sending many of God's Blessings to you. Ada (Klopf) Hueners (Gary/Teresa)

  • March 20, 2024
    Jane and Jerry Eilertson says:
    We have fond memories of Nancy and Bob when they were at the Methodist Church in Madison. She was so kind and caring to all she met. A true blessing!

  • March 20, 2024
    Johnsie Smith says:
    I was honored to know Nancy and Robert in the Sunday School class for a number of years at Faith Harbor UMC. She was such a sweet, genuine lady who always wore a smile and cared deeply for others. I know she will be missed, but also know she has entered heaven and is continuing to share her love, warmth and compassion. Find comfort in fond memories and in knowing, as the old hymn says, she is “safe in the arms of Jesus.”