Betty Jean Buchanan  long time resident of Waterford; passed away August 27, 2016 at the age of 89. Betty was born July 27, 1927 in Baxter, West Virginia and moved to Michigan at the age of six. Daughter of the late Charles Collins and Nora Ethel Knight Collins; wife of the late Archie O. Buchanan who passed away in 1971; mother of the late Rex E. Buchanan and the late Keith A. Buchanan (Julie); grandmother of Nicki Buchanan Potter and Paul, Zachary and Brett Buchanan; great-grandmother of Anthony and Temperance Potter; sister of Patty Perks (the late Russ); also survived by many other relatives and special friends. Betty worked at GM Truck and Coach for 10 years and had attended St. James Methodist Church in Pontiac and Peace Lutheran Church in Waterford. A Celebration of Betty’s Life will be held at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 1, 2016. Pastor Russell S. Tkac and Pastor William D. Merrell officiating. Interment to follow at Perry Mount Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday 5-8 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. To send a private condolence to the family go to

Visitation: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 5-8 p.m. and Thursday, September 1, 2016, 10-11 a.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home

Funeral Service: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home

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