Ruth Ann Butcher

May 29, 1928 ‒ February 20, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ruth Ann Butcher, age 91, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, went to be with her husband of 53 years and her Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 20, 2020. She was born on May 29, 1928 in Amity, Ohio, the daughter of Wilbur and Mary Jane (Martz) Faulk.  Ruth worked as a licensed cosmetologist her entire life and was still doing hair at the age of 81 for residents of the Ohio Eastern Star Home.

 

Ruth Ann was active in numerous organizations including the Brandon United Methodist Church, where she served many years as Treasurer, Miller and Morgan Grange, where she earned her 50-year member honor, the Mount Vernon Interchurch where she received her 25 year service award and the Knox County 4-H, where she was a troop leader. She also volunteered her time in support of her children’s school activities including PTA and band boosters. She was famous for her pies and made thousands of them over her life, many of which were donated to the church and the grange.
Ruth Ann is survived by her children; Geniel (Michael) Roye of Royal Oak, Michigan, Ronald (Joyce) Butcher of Newark, Sue (Rodney) Beckett of Pismo Beach, California, Roger (Tawnya) Butcher of Centerburg and Jeffrey Butcher (Steve Dailey) of Laguna Beach, California; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John Neil Butcher; a granddaughter, Amber Joy Butcher and a sister Grace (McCord) Lee.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 beginning at 12 noon at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Brandon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Ruth Ann’s name may be made to the Brandon United Methodist Church, 13492 Sycamore Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Ruth Ann Butcher.

  • We are so sorry for your loss of your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Ruth. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. We pray for comfort and peace during your loss and for the future days to come. Just remember all the memories that you have of Ruth and hold on to them. We are here for your family, if you need anything.

    Al And Pauline Smith

    • Thank you so much Al and Pauline. Your sentiments are exactly what are sweet memories of her are. Appreciate your thoughtfulness.

      The Butcher Family

  • Ron and Joyce, I was so sad to read this news…please know you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • To Jeffrey and the Butcher family…

    While I did not know Ruth, I felt like I knew her because Jeffrey always spoke so fondly of her. I met Jeffrey in 1992 in New York City while he was working for KPMG. Ruth almost always was part of our conversations!

    You have my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences.

    While I recently lost my mom also, it was gratifying to know that she—like Ruth—led a long, healthy and full life. May you find comfort in knowing that she is looking down on you—and smiling!

    Kind regards,

    Richard Hodos

  • To Jeffrey and the Butcher family…

    While I did not know Ruth, I felt like I knew her because Jeffrey always spoke so fondly of her. I met Jeffrey in 1992 in New York City while he was working for KPMG. Ruth almost always was part of our conversations!

    You have my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences.

    While I recently lost my mom also, it was gratifying to know that she—like Ruth—led a long, healthy and full life. May you find comfort in knowing that she is looking down on you—and smiling!

    Kind regards,

    Richard Hodos

  • So sorry to hear of Ruth Ann’s passing. When I worked at The Living Center she was the beautician for our residents. She was always so pleasant and patient with them. Our prayers are with her family.

    • Sue, Wow…such fond memories Mom had of the Living Center. She loved to help the residents there. Thank you for sharing about Ruth. She loved helping people.

      The Butcher Family

  • I was so sorry to hear about your mom. Our families have a great history together. My fondest memory is when our mom’s got together and made a large variety of candy at Christmas. Of course we never got to eat it, but friends and neighbors got to enjoy their work.

    Also, I remember many times visiting at the farm and playing with all of you. I do remember your mom giving me my only perms!!! Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

    • Vicki and Phil, Most of our families childhood was at our house or yours. I will never understand how our Mom’s could make soo much Christmas candy. Can’t even begin to do what they did!! We will always cherish the relationship between our two families. Thanks for your sweet memories.

      The Butcher Family

  • Although I am saddened by Ruth’s passing, I cannot help but to reflect on the many fond memories of my adolescence/early adulthood. Ruth, John and the Butcher family were a big part of my life.

    Ruth was a wonderful person and always had a smile (and the occasional smirk) on her face. She touched so many lives, in so many positive ways. Rest in peace!

    • Randy, Thanks so much. Your comments took us back to such a fun, beautiful time. I just loved the smirk on her face. Ron has it as well!!! I don’t think she realized how many people she helped / touched to make their day a little better.

      The Butcher Family

  • Like Richard Hodos, I never had the pleasure of meeting Ruth & only know of her through my professional association with her son, Jeff. Knowing that Jeff’s charity, integrity, & faith are reflections of Ruth’s character, she must have been a very fine woman. Heaven has a new angel!

  • Dear Roger and Tawnya and family our sincerest condolences in the passing of your mother. Bill Linda And Nellie Johnson

  • SO SO SORRY. Knew John & Ruth growing up in Brandon both at church & Miller Grange.There is even a Butcher Road. John & Ruth were wonderful people Will surely be missed. Will keep you in my prayers. Bob Harrod

    • Thank you Bob. Mom and Dad were so involved in the community. We found a certificate that Mom was a member of Grange for 70 years!! Ron Butcher, Ruth and John’s son, his son Justin, run Butcher Family Maple. Justin and his son Karson, is now 6th generation on the farm. Still there. Thanks for your beautiful comments.

      The Butcher Family

    • Thank you Bob. Mom and Dad were so involved in the community. We found a certificate that Mom was a member of Grange for 70 years!! Ron Butcher, Ruth and John’s son, his son Justin, run Butcher Family Maple. Justin and his son Karson, is now 6th generation on the farm. Still there. Thanks for your beautiful comments.

      The Butcher Family

    • Hey Amy, Thank you sooo much!!! Wow what memories. I think of you often and will catch up soon. Thanks for posting the Obituary on FB. That was so sweet.

      The Butcher Family