Kristina Ploeger Busceme

August 26, 1954, February 06, 2019

Kristina Busceme

Kristina Ploeger Busceme, 64, of Beaumont, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019. 

Tina was a devoted and loving wife and mother, and she delighted in her role as Nonnie. She never met a stranger and always gave 110% into everything she did. 

Tina grew up in Beaumont and attended Beaumont High School before attending college. In college, she met and married George Busceme. They lived in Houston before returning back to Beaumont where they raised their two children, Ellen and John Martin. 

Tina grew up spending her summers at the beach, and her love of the beach continued throughout her life. She loved sitting on the beach with friends and family, looking for beach glass, and jumping waves with granddaughters, Mae Martin and Marietta. 

She taught eighth grade English at St. Anne Catholic School and Marshall Middle School.  As a teacher, she instilled a love of reading and vocabulary in her students introducing them to the classics as well as up and coming authors. Tina was an avid reader and enjoyed swapping books with friends. She loved cooking and baking and enjoyed teaching her granddaughters how to make soup and bake bread. 

After Tina retired, she became involved in many organizations in Beaumont. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons were spent playing mahjong with friends. She never missed an estate sale and spent as much time with her granddaughters as she could. 

She is survived by her husband of forty-three years, George Busceme; daughter, Ellen and her husband Stoney Petit; son, John Martin Busceme; granddaughters, Mae Martin Petit and Marietta Stone Petit; sister, Lisa and her husband Woody Mitchell; brother, Kurt Ploeger and his wife Debbie; brothers-in-law, Larry Busceme and his wife Lissa and Charlie Busceme and his wife Mollie; and seven nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward G. Ploeger, Elizabeth and Martin Johnson, and Henry and Mae Belle Busceme. 

A gathering of Mrs. Busceme’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A private committal will be at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

The family would like to thank Dr. and Mrs. Dar Kavouspour, and Connie Jacobs, at MD Anderson for all their help, and the staff and nurses of Harbor Hospice, for their kindness and excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the St. Anne Catholic School Library, 375 North 11th Street Beaumont, Texas 77702 or to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Saturday, February 09, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Saturday, February 09, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Private Committal
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (28)

  • David and Denise Farson

    11 February 2019 at 02:32 | #

    We are sorry for your loss.. She had an awesome smile and a positive attitude. She will be missed.


  • Skip Sockwell

    09 February 2019 at 23:41 | #

    George, I was just in Beaumont right after Thanksgiving for my sister’s funeral and was thinking about you and Tina. Tina was one of the spunkiest people I’ve ever met. Thinking about you and the family buddy.


  • Barbara & Tommy

    09 February 2019 at 21:08 | #

    Met Tina through her parents, Betty and Martin,. This made for a wonderful family who I enjoyed very much! May Her Soul Rest in Peace.


  • Kathleen Mullally Lechon

    09 February 2019 at 17:41 | #

    George and family please accept my sincere condolences. The video on this site revealed a beautiful, loving, and joyous woman who loved family and lived life well. GOD BLESS.


  • Gretchen & Ted East

    09 February 2019 at 17:09 | #

    I will truely miss saying hi to Tina at our early morning workouts at the Health & Wellness Center. Her warm good morning hello and friendly smile was the perfect way to start my day!
    I am so very sorry for your loss, and my condolences are sent to you and your family.

    Gretchen & Ted East


  • Jessie Bowie

    09 February 2019 at 02:52 | #

    Tina (never knew her name was Kristina) and I went to Dick Dowling Jr High and BHS together. She was popular at both. Homecoming court, freshman cheerleader, senior favorite was just a few things at BHS. There was always something special about class of '72. Tina was a big part of that. I pray that God bless Tina, receive her spirit, and bring comfort to her family and friends. Romans 14:8. - Jessie Bowie, BHS class of 72. Ever loyal.


  • Margaret Fazio Gibson

    09 February 2019 at 01:54 | #

    My deepest condolences to you George and your precious children! What a beautiful life you had with sweet Tina! We are never ready to let go and say goodbye, it what beautiful memories you have! Hold them close to your heart! Speak of her often it will ease your pain!
    Much Love,
    Margaret Fazio Gibson


  • Mary Ellen Culver

    09 February 2019 at 01:04 | #

    Tina was a wonderful woman, full of life and a fun spirit. Some of my fondest memories are playing on the beach with Ellen, John Martin, Shannon, and all of our beah friends! I will miss her smile and laughter! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!


  • Ronnie Scarborough

    09 February 2019 at 00:34 | #

    George ... so sorry for the loss of Tina. I so enjoyed watching your wonderful life together in the video. We've known each other B-T (Before Tina) ... from first grade at St. Anne's ... when we shared rides ... in your family's 1954 Chevy ... with the only seat belt being your mom's right arm stretching out protecting your little brother, Larry, standing in the seat next to her. I enjoyed seeing pictures of Mae Belle and Henry ... Take care my friend, as we all write the final chapter.


  • Lindsay Jones

    08 February 2019 at 20:30 | #

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had Ms. Busceme when I was at St. Annes 20 years ago. She was such a great teacher. I still have a couple of the books we read in that class in my pile of favorites. She was truly one of the good ones.


  • Sue Lyons

    08 February 2019 at 19:07 | #

    I enjoyed Tina as a colleague and friend. She could light up your day with just a smile or a comment. I will miss her.


  • Ralph Stahl

    08 February 2019 at 18:45 | #

    Prayers to Tina's family and friends from the Stahl family, aka, one of the "beach" gang. We all grew up at Crystal Beach, TX, dating back to the big house that Tina, Kurt and Lisa lived in with their parents each summer. We all learned to surf together, got our first driving lessons on the beach sand, stay out of trouble mostly, but had great times coming of age along/i in the warm waters of the Gulf. She will be missed by everyone. The Stahl family, Ralph Jr., Cynthia and Geoff.


  • RH

    08 February 2019 at 17:46 | #

    Our condolence to the Famil.y. Sorry for your loss. God know your pain and he cares. John 11:34-44; 1 Peter 5:7


  • Charles Lea

    08 February 2019 at 17:08 | #

    My deepest condolences to your family. I know you will cherish wonderful memories.


  • John fears

    08 February 2019 at 12:14 | #

    What a wonderful lady!! She has touched so many people in all walks of life. Her memories and lessons will last forever in everyone she knew. May she rest in joy without our earthly pains. God bless the family and friends.


  • Judy Dishman

    08 February 2019 at 03:02 | #

    My heart and prayers are with Tina's family..I have recently had the pleasure of meeting her, of course, where else, the MAH Jong table..Tina was a beautiful sprit. Just wish I had had more time with her...Judy Dishman..


  • Greig and Jan Woddail

    08 February 2019 at 02:25 | #

    I was so sorry to hear about Tina. I always enjoyed visiting with Tina when I would see her at Maebell"s and Henry"s house. She always seemed to have such a bright spirit, so full of energy. I knew she loved to bake and would make good use of Henry"s may haws. Prayers for whole family.


  • Lexi JONES

    08 February 2019 at 02:09 | #

    What a wonderful person Tina was. A great teacher, mentor and friend. Prayers for your beautiful family.


  • Glenetta Henley

    08 February 2019 at 01:26 | #

    I loved working with this wonderful woman. I am so saddened at her loss but glad for the life she lived . She was a caring teacher. She will be missed.


  • Stacey Devillier

    08 February 2019 at 01:19 | #

    My sincere prayers to the family.


  • Diana Caldronia Scheier

    08 February 2019 at 01:08 | #

    George & Family, I so very sorry for your lost. May You have comfort in knowing she is at peace.


  • nancy nobles sheffield

    07 February 2019 at 23:01 | #

    tieaching at marshall middle school with tina was always a joy. she always exhibited a most positive attitude & was so committed to her students. her passing is surely a loss for us all.


  • Celia Catrett (Crittenden)

    07 February 2019 at 22:35 | #

    I am just sick about her death and will help in any way I can. Just saw her having lunch with Mae Martin. Thank goodness her grandmother is so loving and will do her best to
    keep Tina’s memory alive.


  • Kirk Rouse

    07 February 2019 at 22:24 | #

    I would like to offer my condolences and prayers to your family.


  • Becky Veronie

    07 February 2019 at 20:35 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Tina will always be a sweetheart.


  • Pam Farnie

    07 February 2019 at 20:12 | #

    What a joy to know. Tina always brightened our day when she came in the shop. She will be missed.


  • David Ashworth

    07 February 2019 at 19:44 | #

    Tina was always a ray of sunshine and will be missed by all that knew her.


  • Laurin Williams Morgan

    07 February 2019 at 17:42 | #

    Just wanted to let you all know how very sorry I am for your loss. I had the opportunity to visit with her for awhile about a year ago, and she was the same sweet, beautiful girl I remember from high school. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


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