ROSE MARIE BUTLER
On the afternoon of August 22nd, Rose Marie Butler
of Mt. Nebo, WV was able to find peace at the age of 81,
surrounded by family after an extended illness. Born in
Buckhannon, WV on September 2nd, 1938 to Lester and
Joyce Baker, she is now reunited with her parents, her
brother Henry, and her beloved husband Jim, to whom
she was married 62 years until his passing in 2018. Those
left to cherish her memory include her sisters Ruth Butler
and Nancy Huffman and brother Jim Baker, her
daughters Ginger (Roger) McQueen, Kim (Darrell)
Spencer, and Robin (T.J.) Gregory of Mt. Nebo, WV and
Shannon (Jack) Massey of Milton, WV, nine
grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren. Sadly,
none among them can replicate her corn pone.
Known for her kindness and humility, Rose lived her
life for others. She never sought the spotlight, always
apologetic that her wonderful cooking was “unfit to eat” or
that she couldn’t “really play” the piano, despite her gift
for playing beautifully by ear. She lived and raised
children in the farthest reaches the country, including
California, Alaska, and Nevada, but her heart never left
these hills. Rose will always serve as the example for how
we should treat others and how we should move through
life with an unselfish heart. She showed us that
happiness comes not from what we take, but rather what
we give. While losing her is an incredible sadness, she is
undoubtedly looking down to remind us, as she so often
did in life, to eat a biscuit and we’ll feel a little better.
Memorial services will be held at a later date and it
was her wishes to be cremated under the direction of the
White Funeral Home at Summersville.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.