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Anita Buchanan

December 8, 1958 — August 13, 2023

Anita Buchanan

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Anita Buchanan went home to be with the lord, on August 13, 2023. 

Anita Buchanan was born on December 8, 1958 to Mary Lee Hill and Charles Harold Smith in Des Moines, Iowa. She was educated in the Des Moines Public School System. Anita graduated from Des Moines Technical High School in 1976. After graduating she continued her education and received her Associated Degree from DMACC

Anita married Ronald Buchanan on May 31st, 2003 along with this marriage two families were blended.

Anita’s was adventurous and loved to draw. She was very creative and appreciated art. She enjoyed decorating her home inside and out. She had the nicest house on the block. Anita loved shopping at Walmart, she would spend hours just walking around. It got so, that when family or friends knew she was headed to Walmart they would find reasons not to go because they knew she would be there all day. Anita was a member of Corinthian Baptist Church. She was compassionate and had a love for everyone, she was always taking care of people.

Anita Buchanan passed away on August 12, 2023. Preceding her in death were her husband, Ronald Buchanan; father, Charles H. Smith; grandson, Ronald Andrew “Buck” Buchanan II; and a brother, David Overstreet.

Left here on earth to cherish her memories are her children, DeAndre Smith (Lok Deng), London Smith, Latoya Smith, Tina Wells, Ronald Andrew Buchanan I , Lisa Buchanan; siblings, Kimmy Smith, Charlie Nell Smith, Sandy Curry, Rusty Smith, Willie Smith, Merlin Pettigrew, Chris Pettigrew, Tammy Ziegler, Karen Hoskin, Darry L Pettigrew, Lorrie Thorp, Rhonda Collins, Jimmy Pettigrew; grandchildren, Decelion Smith, Demonie Smith, DeAndre Smith Jr, Demetrious Smith, DreMier Smith, DeaMu Smith, DaeRontez Smith, Mayia Smith, Niko Smith, Shamarah Buchanan, Rontaznah, Ronshalay, Jahem Buchanan, Sergio Buchanan, Mowie Buchanan, Alaysia Buchanan, Seandrea Buchanan, Seantrel Buchanan, Rohsean Buchanan, Michael Buchanan, Ronald Andrew Buchanan III, DeMarius Buchanan, Tioshen Buchanan, Sirreginald Buchanan, Treseanae Buchanan, Clasean Buchanan, Tisean Buchanan, DeShawn Buchanan, Kolonna Buchanan; Very special people, Martell Jordan, Tyan Smith, Tyson Smith, Dashawn Smith, Richard Smith, Marlando Smith, Aneka Smith, Willie Smith Jr., Eric Fairley and Donara Minor.

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