Sean Steven Buchanan

Sean Steven Buchanan, Orrick, MO, was 52 years old when he died of a motorcycle accident on April 30.  He was born on March 13, 1970, to Patricia and Michael Buchanan.

Sean graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School in 1988.  He is a Marine Corps Veteran who proudly served this country.  A self-taught stone carver, Sean worked on many stone restoration projects including the Kansas State Capitol restoration and the Leavenworth Riverfront Restoration projects.  He was an avid reader, researcher, and debater.

He married Linda Allen on October 9, 1999, in Lake Tahoe, CA.

Sean was preceded in death by his father, Michael Buchanan and father-in-law, Charles Allen.

Sean is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Blake; parents, Pat and Gary Cundiff; a brother, Scott (Melissa) Buchanan; mother-in-law, Carolyn Allen; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Karen and Mike Neese; nephews, Doug (Jen), Brad (Taylor), and great-niece, Kaitlin; cousin, Shelley King; and many other relatives.

His favorite thing to do was to watch and support Blake.  He was so proud of and excited for Blake to start college at Benedictine this fall.  He loved his fantasy football league and the witty smack talk that went with it, the Kansas Jayhawks, and Kansas City Chiefs.

His sarcastic sense of humor will be missed by many.  He was the family’s protector and loved them with no bounds.

A memorial service in his honor will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. with visitation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Gowing Funeral Home, 202 Adams Street, Orrick, MO.  Military Honors following.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions will be used for Blake Buchanan’s Education Fund and should be made payable to Linda Buchanan and left at Gowing Funeral Home.


Linda and Blake, you are both in our prayers, we were so sorry to hear about Sean’s passing. Sending you love hugs and many prayers. God’s Blessings for comfort and care.
Jack and Connie Davidson

We are so sorry for your loss.
Steve & Amy McDonald

Linda and Blake, We send our deepest sympathies to you at this difficult time. Sean will always be with you and will be smiling upon you through Blake’s graduation and many accomplishments in the years ahead.
Rod and Heidi Foster family

Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Blake are in my thoughts and prayers. I have thought about you so much since I heard.

Linda please know that you are in my thoughts today. Praying for comfort for you both. Blake, know that he will be with you everyday, he loves you and he will always be your hero and so very proud of whatever your accomplishments. My condolences to all.
Ellen Magruder

Linda and Blake, words cannot begin to describe the loss we feel for both of you. You both are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Take care. Love both of you.
Terry and George

Linda, Blake and family, We are so very sorry for your loss of Sean. Prayers for you now and in the future. You all are loved and loved Sean well.
Andy and Patti Miller

Blake and Linda, I’m sorry for you loss and am using all of my energy to send you guys love and positive vibes. Simply put, Sean was a great guy.
Doug Grace

Earthly missing stinks, yet memories are gifts for the heart. Hope you tell Sean stories. Sympathy offered. Prayers at this difficult time and for your future days. With caring.
Kathy and Ron McBride (friends of Karen and Mike)

Linda, I’m so sorry for you loss. You and Blake are in my heart and my prayers.
Judy Campbell Klever