May 29, 1928 ‒ September 15, 2020
LEXINGTON: Wanda Butler passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 in Lexington Court Care Center. She was 92.
She was born May 29, 1928 to parents Lewis “Leroy” & Audrey (Cole) Shumaker in Crawford County. After Wanda graduated from Leesville High School with the class of 1946, she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1951.
On May 2, 1952, she married Marcus Butler and they shared 38 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in 1990.
Wanda worked as a nurse and nurse educator for 25 years. She was honored to be named Most Distinguished Practical Nursing Trainer of Ohio in 1989. She loved being a nurse and enjoyed teaching nursing.
She was an active member of the Lexington Church of the Cross as she sang in the choir for many years and helped start the “Knotty Ladies” at church who would make quilts for families in need. She volunteered at many charitable organizations including The Store, the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program and Catalyst. She enjoyed traveling, having taken trips to Hawaii, Ireland, Alaska and a Wagon Train trip in the Bridger Tetons. She was very involved with and loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren dearly.
Wanda had a wonderful outlook on life and enjoyed interacting with people.
She is survived by son Randall (Deborah Martinsen) Butler, daughter Linda (Bill) Butler-Thompson; grandchildren Rory Butler, Melissa Keffer and Kendra Thompson; great-grandchildren Colton, Tenley, Addie and Warren; siblings Avalon Evans and Joyce Layman; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and by her son Edmund Butler; siblings Viola Reed, Lawrence Shumaker, Lowell Shumaker, Vivian Shumaker and Carl Shumaker.
Wanda’s family sends a special thank you to the staff at Lexington Court Care Center for the care she received while she was a resident with them.
A Memorial Service honoring Wanda’s life will be held Tuesday, September 22, 2020 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home beginning at 2 pm. Pastor Ben Weisbrod will officiate.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Wanda’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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