Ann Buhlig, 85, of Alma, formerly of Higginsville, died May 6, 2020 at her home.

She was born June 20, 1934 in Higginsville to William and Addie Belle (Jenkins) Marcks.

She grew up in Higginsville and attended Salem United Church of Christ. After high school, she enrolled at CMSU where she earned a degree in business education. After her marriage to R. Curtis Buhlig they moved to Alma, where she lived the rest of her life.

Ann was a homemaker when their children were little. As they got older she started teaching business classes at Santa Fe. She also worked as a secretary in the principal’s office. She got back into teaching at St. Paul high school and college in Concordia. After the college closed she went to work at Allied Signal, for over 10 years. Then she started a position with the Missouri Division of Employment Security, until she retired. 

Ann was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid and the flower club. She was an avid gardner and canner. She loved tending flowers, vegetables, and fruit trees.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a brother, Donald Marcks.

She is survived by:  
Sister:        Barbara Slater                    of Raytown, MO
Sons:         Garrett Buhlig (Gretchen)    of Chandler, AZ
                  Bart Buhlig (Monica)          of Golden, CO
Daughters:  Alicia Jones                      of Alma, MO
                  Yvette Pearce (Matt)          of Republic, MO 

10 Grandchildren  

Private graveside services will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Alma. 

The service will be video recorded. If you would like to view the recording, please email a request to

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Lutheran Good Shepherd Home or the R. Curtis Buhlig Memorial Scholarship Fund. Checks for the Scholarship may be made out to SFR10 Foundation, and mailed to Alicia Jones, PO Box 304, Alma, MO 64001

A prayer Ann wrote that she would like everyone to know is, "We are children of God, full of the power of Christ's Holy Spirit and that power within us is greater than all the power of the world"

A public celebration of Ann's life will be held at a later time.

Kaiser-Wiegers Funeral Home