Harold “Benny” Buffington

Written by Theresa Rose on March 13, 2018

Harold “Benny” Buffington, age 76 of Winfield, died Monday March 12, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.  The son of Reid and Lula (Hill) Buffington, he was born June 26, 1941 at Columbus Junction. On January 8, 1961 he married Juanita Schenk at Winfield; she died March 21, 2009.  He graduated from Columbus Junction High School.  He operated Fleagle Plumbing and Heating in Winfield for many years and worked for the City of Winfield as head of Utilities.

He was a member of the Winfield United Methodist Church, Good Faith Masonic Lodge, and served on the Winfield Fire Dept. for 30 years.

Survivors include;  one son Alan Buffington of Winfield; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren; four brothers and two sisters.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter Tauna Edwards, one brother and two sisters.


Cremation has been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday March 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Winfield United Methodist  Church, Rev. Randy Moser officiating. Masonic Rites will also be conducted.  Interment will follow at the Winfield-Scott Township Cemetery.  A memorial has been established for the Winfield Fire and Rescue.

Honts Funeral Home in Winfield is assisting the family with arrangements.