Kathran Elizabeth Buxman

Kathran Elizabeth Buxman was born May 4th, 1988 in Hermann MO. She passed December 26th, 2022 peacefully at her home in Columbia MO.

She leaves behind her husband, David Louis Buxman, and two children: Zarek Xavior and Ayla Mae Buxman.

Other survivors include her mother, Alesia Walker; her father, Henry Haefling, Sr.; her sisters, Vera Bennett, Erin Haefling, Amie O’Neal, Donna Sue Haefling; her brother Henry Haefling, JR; and beloved nieces and nephews.


Memorial services:

January 5th (Thursday) 12pm – 3pm
Pleasant Grove Methodist Church
3686 State Hwy E
Auxvasse, MO 65231

January 6th (Friday) starting at 5pm
County Downes Clubhouse
7817 N Chesley Dr
Columbia, MO 65202

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  1. James (Snake ) McLaughlin on January 3, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    You were one of a kind , and you will be sorely missed , prayers to your family , May you rest in peace ,

  2. Mary Scott on January 3, 2023 at 5:14 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, David – and for your children. Praying you feel the love surround you at this time.

  3. L Von Blackwolf on January 3, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    I Enjoyed meeting such a light in the world, Prayers and Thoughts to David and the children. My heart is with you all.

  4. Paul Herring on January 3, 2023 at 7:43 pm

    Will miss seeing her energy and smole sy evrnyd. Mid Missouri nerd culture has lost someone special.

    My condolences

  5. Mario on January 4, 2023 at 2:24 am

    I’m sorry for your loss David, truly I am. I didn’t know Kathran very well, but the few times I did speak to her, she was friendly, funny, and had a boundless energy and character like few others I’ve known.

  6. Edward Johnson on January 4, 2023 at 11:37 pm

    Kat your fire and creativity will be missed. May you rest well in the universe.

  7. Heathora Keith on January 5, 2023 at 10:28 am

    Her Light and Energy brought a smile to everyone’s face! She was an abundance of positively for others and a creative soul! May her life be remembered as a cherished memory to all of us and her soul live on gloriously! She was greatly loved by many! My heart aches with you as you remember her beauty she had and gave.

  8. Ayla on October 3, 2023 at 8:37 am

    She was the best mom in the world. I cant bear her to see her leave me.

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