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Christine Lukens Buchanan, 85, died Friday at Hospice House in Hutchinson. 

The family provided some of the following information.

She was born Sept. 17, 1928, at Beloit to Lyle and Lois Tilton Lukens.

She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Sterling College in 1950 and a master’s degree in journalism from Kansas State University in 1970.

On June 4, 1951, she married Thomas S. “Buckshot” Buchanan in Hopewell Presbyterian Church near Beloit. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2001.

She taught various

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