She was born October 18, 1918 to James and Ruth Smith in Brookfield, Missouri.
Marion married John S. Buczek on September 12, 1946. He preceded her in death on March 13, 2005.
She graduated from St. Joseph Junior College and earned a BA in Psychology from Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas. She earned a MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, and did postgraduate with St. Mary's University, Leavenworth, Kansas, and Northwest Missouri State University at Maryville, Missouri.
Mrs. Buczek was a licensed Clinical Psychologist. She retired in 1984 as Director of the Psychology Department at Woodson Children's Psychiatric Hospital where the Marion Buczek Conference Room was named in recognition of her outstanding service. She was a member of the Missouri Psychological Association and American Psychological Association.
She previously was a Psychology Instructor at the former St. Joseph Junior College and prior to that had acted as School Psychologist in the St. Joseph Public School System. In earlier years, she was with the Missouri State Social Security and American Electric Company, St. Joseph, Missouri.
Mrs. Buczek was a member of the St. Joseph's Cathedral, St. Ann's Altar Society, Ladies of Charity and Knights of Columbus Council 571 Ladies Auxillary.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother-in-law, Charles Sinclair; and nephew, John Sinclair.
Survivors: sister, Dorothy Sinclair; nieces and nephews, Chuck Sinclair (Judie), Tom Sinclair (Diane), Ann Gleason (Greg), John Michael Pelletier, Sharon Vanderhoof (Ray); great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 A.M. Friday, St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. Parish Rosary 6:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will receive friends 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 2:00 P.M. Thursday. The family suggests memorial gifts to Monsignor Noland Trust, Cathedral School or Donor's Choice.