ELKHART -- Margaret K. Buday, 95, of Elkhart, passed away at 5 p.m. Sunday (April 29, 2007) in East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born June 12, 1911, in South Bend to Anthony and Mary (Czelely) Sipocz. She married George F. Buday on April 9, 1932, in South Bend. He preceded her in death on April 13, 1985.
Margaret is survived by three sons, Ronald Buday and companion Lynda Burbrink of Flagler Beach, Fla., George E. and Carolyn Buday of Venice, Fla., and Tom and Diane Buday of Elkhart; one sister, Theresa (Anthony) Bachaleda of South Bend; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary (Joe) Kish, Francis (Martin) Toth and Elizabeth (Joseph) Farkas.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, 403 W. Franklin St., Elkhart, where funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Bob Van Kempen will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger.
Margaret's parents were Hungarian immigrants who came to South Bend during the early 1900s. Many times, she talked about how their father passed away when she and her four sisters were young, and her mother raised five children. They were proud of their heritage and independence.
Margaret enjoyed traveling and made a "round-the-world" trip with her husband in the 1960s. She also accompanied her son on a trip to Hungary. Margaret was a very high-spirited and talented woman, mother, grandmother and housewife, who delighted in doing things for her family. Some of her many talents and accomplishments included cooking, and sharing her recipes with her family and friends, especially the Hungarian foods her family loved; knitting, crocheting, sewing (many costumes, afghans, and fine clothes); and constructing a doll house from scratch for her granddaughter.
When Margaret was 75, she took up the hobby of making stained glass, and at 80 years, she became interested in china painting. She would give her stained glass and china to her family and friends. She always had a "project to work on" and will be sorely missed by all!
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bristol.