Ellen R. Butler “beloved mother, grandmother, and sister”
PORT ALLEGANY---Ellen R. Butler, 84, of Port Allegany, passed away at home with her loving family by her side on Monday, May 28, 2018, after a short illness.
Born on November 13, 1933 in Keating Summit, she was a daughter of Vern and Daphne Card Mantz. She was formerly married to Jesse F. Butler.
Ellen was a graduate of Austin High School. She was employed by the former Pierce Glass Company in Port Allegany, retiring after many years of service.
Ellen was a member of Port Allegany United Methodist Church, a member of the Women of the Moose in Port Allegany, and a member of the Coudersport American Legion Post 192 Ladies Auxiliary. Her greatest love was being with her family and grandchildren. Her special gift in life was making people smile and laugh.
Surviving are three children, Rhonda B. (Erik) Coxon of Snowmass Village, Colorado, Scott J. (Raymona) Butler of Leander, Texas, and Sonja L. (T.J.) Kiser of Port Allegany; eight grandchildren, Darby Butler, Jessica Coxon, Xavier Kiser, Tiarra Kiser, Elias Kiser, Aleczander Kiser, Tristan Kiser, and Trey Kiser; a great-grandson, Lincoln Kiser; a brother, Ralph “Sye” (Carol) Mantz; two sisters, Virginia Meyers and Audrey “Connie” (Ted) Boyer; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Ellen was predeceased by a sister and her husband, Alice and Joe Michael; and a brother-in-law, Gerald Meyers.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Ellen’s life from 3pm to 7pm on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at the Veteran’s Memorial Home, 4743 Route 155, Port Allegany. Burial will be in Portage Valley Cemetery, Wrights, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cole Memorial Home Health and Hospice, 102-108 South Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to Port Area Ambulance Services, 22279 US 6 West, Port Allegany, PA 16743.
Ellen’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Ellen, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com