Laura Ann Harris Bucher, 62, Las Cruces, N.M. and formerly of Andrews, died on Sept. 30 at her home. She worked at Dana in Andrews for 17 years, retiring in 2001. She was devoted to her family.
Laura was born Aug. 4, 1951 in Peru, the daughter of Don “Fred” and Margaret Ann (Oyler) Rayburn. Her mother survives in North Manchester. Others left to mourn her passing include her loving husband of 14 years, Merle Bucher, Las Cruces; two sons Keith (Kim) Harris, Andrews, and Andrew Snodgrass, Las Cruces; daughter Karrie Harris, Huntington; stepson Matthew Bucher, Las Cruces; two stepdaughters Paulette (Victor) Ortiz and Sarah Bucher, both of Las Cruces; six grandchildren Paul Ortiz, Victoria Ortiz, Max Bucher, Ashton Brady, Jordan (Rick) Vought, and Jeremy Harshbarger; brother Fred (Erika) Rayburn, Fort Wayne; and two sisters Lucy (Jim) Macy, Fort Wayne and Jennie (Mike) Cattron, North Manchester, Laura was preceded in death by her father and an infant son Nicholas Harris.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Deal-Rice Funeral Home- Andrews Chapel and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Thursday, Oct. 10 at the funeral home with Pastor Donald Arms officiating. Burial will follow in Andrews Riverside Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to Susan G. Komen for the Cure or American Heart Association c/o Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 233 N. Main St., Andrews, IN 46702.
Online condolences may be sent to dealricefuneralhomes.com