Louise B. Butcher, age 91, departed this life Tuesday, February 24, 2015.
Born April 2, 1923, in Arbovale, she was a daughter of the late Tilden Brown and Mamie Orndorff Brown.
She was the last remaining member of her immediate family. Louise graduated from Green Bank High School and Glenville State College, with a degree in Elementary Education. She began her teaching career on the mountaintop of Spruce, riding the Shay engine from the town of Cass. After her first year of teaching at Spruce, she taught at Cass and Green Bank Elementary.
She retired after 42 years of teaching. She was a lifelong member of Liberty Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a member of the Retired Teachers of Pocahontas County and was treasurer of the Arbovale Cemetery Association.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, William Brown and S. L. Brown; a sister, Mary Mildred Brown Gum; and a step-son, Rodney Butcher.
She is survived by her husband, Herman Butcher; a step-daughter, Terri Saunders, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; two nieces, Alicia Matthes and Susan Gum; three nephews, Douglas Brown, William T. Brown and Scott Brown; and a special sister-in-law, Pauline Brown, of Richwood.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Green Bank.
As one by one, the autumn leaves fade in the forest deep, So one by one, to each of you must come the touch of sleep As one by one, the roses burst into the morning light, So one by one, your souls shall wake again beyond the night.
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