Mary E. Butcher

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Butcher, 91, a resident of Buckhannon and more recently of the Barbour County Good Samaritan Society, went home to be with the Lord early Monday morning, June 3, 2019, in the care facility. Death was following a period of declining health.

She was born Nov. 24, 1927, at Upshur County, a daughter of the late Clifford Smith and Lillie Smith Gifford.

On May 14, 1950, she was united in marriage to Howard Butcher, who preceded her in death on Sept.11, 1971.

She is survived by one daughter; Shelia Tallman and husband Jim of Belington, two sons; Emiel “Butch” Butcher and wife Alexis of Buckhannon and Dewayne Butcher and wife Marianne of Tampa, Florida, one son-in-law; Ronald Paugh of Goldsboro, North Carolina, two sisters; Sue Berkenstock and husband Terry of Williston, South Carolina, and Margie Waugh and husband Dan of Jacobsburg, Ohio, two brothers; Arnold Smith and wife Ellen of Cleveland, Texas, and Blaine Smith of Belmont, Ohio, three grandsons; Brent Tallman and wife Krista of Belington, Jordan Butcher of Seattle, Washington, and Jacob Paugh and wife Allison of Goldsboro, North Carolina, two granddaughters; Paige Daniels and husband Drew of Richmond, Virginia, and Brittany Bennett and husband Matt of Buckhannon, 12 great-grandchildren; Kendra Johnson, Camela Tallman, Samuel Tallman, Caden Paugh, Maxton Paugh, Avery Moyer, Ella Moyer, Jackson Moyer, Emberlee Bennett, Abilene Bennett, Nash Daniels and Lux Daniels, and a special nephew; Matthew Canter. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter; Brenda Paugh, one sister; Phyllis Kendrick, and two brothers; Bobby Smith and Herbert Smith.

Mary attended the schools of Upshur County and was a lifelong member and former intern pastor of the Faith Tabernacle in Buckhannon. She worked for the Upshur County Senior Center in elder care for many years, was a devoted mother and homemaker. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home, 56 N. Brandenburg St. in Belington on Saturday, June 8, from 6 – 9 p.m. and again on Sunday from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., the funeral hour, when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jerry Murrell and the Rev. Jim Tallman officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Carmel Cemetery at Buckhannon.

The Talbott Funeral Home of Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Butcher. Condolences can be made to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com.