Joan Marie (Huffman) Buracker

April 18, 1931 ~ July 9, 2019 (age 88)
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Joan Marie Huffman Buracker, 88, of Elkton, VA, and formerly of Stanley, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Sentara RMH. Mrs. Buracker was born April 18, 1931, at Alma (Stanley) and was the daughter of the late Charles Lee Huffman and Sadie (Foltz) Huffman. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Maxine Good, and step-mother, Elizabeth L. Huffman.

On June 30, 1953, she married the late Charles Robert Buracker, who preceded her in death on September 16, 2014. Surviving are their three children, Gary K. Buracker and wife, Laura, of Louisa; Greg N. Buracker and wife, Lora, of Luray; Lisa Buracker Gooden and husband, Joe, of Elkton; grandchildren, Shannon Buracker of Richmond; Dr. Lindsey Buracker, DVM, and her husband, Brock Darden, of Rockville, VA; Margot Baker of Luray; Sarah Baker of Tappahannock; Joshua Gooden, Joseph Gooden, and Jaclyn Gooden, all of Elkton; great-grandchildren, Jon Price and Eleanor Price of Luray; a special niece, who was like a daughter, Joyce Hammer, and husband, Matt, of Shenandoah; and a very special caregiver, Karen Smith, of Elkton.

Joan was a member of Stanley United Methodist Church and regularly attended the Evangelical United Methodist Church, since moving to Elkon. Mrs. Buracker was also a lifetime member of the Stanley Volunteer Rescue Squad.


A private graveside service will be Sunday, July 14, 2019, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Stanley United Methodist Church on July 14, 2019, at 2 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 3 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 15, Stanley, or to the Stanley Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 126, Stanley.

Donations may be made to:

Stanley Rescue Squad
P. O. Box 126, Stanley Va VA 22851

Stanley United Methodist Church
P. O. Box 15, Stanley VA 22851

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