Born Oct. 16, 1916, in Harrisonville, to the late Morton Ford and Martha Davis French, she was a member of Mt. Union Church, Pomeroy and a housewife, retired from farming.
Surviving are her sons: Pete (Bonnie) Butcher, McArthur, Charles M. Butcher, Rodney (Mindy) Butcher, Ronald (Cheryl) Butcher, Randy (Robin) Butcher, Robert (Anita) Butcher, and Rex (Tammy) Butcher, all of Pomeroy; a daughter, Sandra Distelhorst, Racine; sisters-in-law, Virginia Tomblin and Tilda Bolin, Hamlin, W.Va.; 23 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Butcher; a son, Roger Butcher; sisters, Thelma Meeks and Bernice Eggleston; grandchildren, Bobbie Jo Butcher and Rodney “Scooter” Butcher; and great grandchildren, Cloe Butcher and Kimberly Frederick.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Mt. Union Church, Pomeroy, with Pastor Therm Durham officiating. Burial will be at White Oak Cemetery, Pomeroy.
Family will receive friends from 2-9 p.m. Friday at Birchfield Funeral Home, Rutland.