Verna C. Dierdorff Butt, 96, of Brazil died at 1:35 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, in Clay County Health Center; she had been a resident since February.
Born June 26, 1908, in Clay County, she was the daughter of William C. Dierdorff and Elizabeth Romas Dierdorff.
Verna graduated from Staunton High School in 1926 and she married A. Lloyd Butt, the love of her life, in 1928. They raised their family on a grain/dairy farm in Posey Township.
She was a talented seamstress and craftsman, winning local and state awards. She delighted in making unique upholstered footstools for each of her children and grandchildren. She also designed handcrafted placemats from recycled greeting cards for each family member with the individual's hobbies and vocations in mind.
She was known as a marvelous cook and her noodles and angel food cakes were always winners.
Verna was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ and faithfully attended until failing health make it impossible.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bill A. Butt of Shepherdstown, W. Va., and Virgil and Mary Jo Butts of Brazil; two daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Hubert Fagg of Brazil and Mary and Steve Youtz of Commerce Township, Mich.; 13 grandchildren, Byron Fagg and wife, Ruth E., Cathy Rodgers and husband, Gary, Joan Mitchell and husband, Jack, Amy Finchum and husband, Kipp, Jamie Treash and husband, Bob Jr., David Felling and wife, Victoria, Cyndy Furlong and husband, Rich, Jayne Goldsen, Jerry Butts and wife, Elizabeth, Debi Sullivan, Susan Treash and husband, Bob Sr., Scott Youtz and wife, Candace, and Barbara Benedetto and husband, Britton; 23 great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister-in-law, Irene Dierdorff; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 61 years; and a brother, Virgil Dierdorff.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Miller Memorial Chapel with Brother Walter Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in Summit Lawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be today from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday prior