E. Joann Butterbaugh, 87

E. Joann Butterbaugh, 87, North Manchester, passed away at 2:40 p.m. June 8, 2018, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

On July 8, 1930, Joann was born to Elmer P. and Bella L. (Whitmore) Marks in Toledo, Ohio. Both of whom are deceased.

Joann married Edgar C Butterbaugh on Aug. 2, 1952.  He preceded her in death on April 12, 2011.  She and Edgar were parents to four children: Jeffrey Butterbaugh, Tuscon, Ariz.; John (Debbie) Butterbaugh, Alexandria, Va.; Janet (David) Weber, Harrisburg, Pa., and Jane Schmidt, Kansas City, Mo.  Also surviving are two brothers: James W. (Joyce) Marks, Lancaster, Pa., and Steven D. (Carla) Marks, Eugene, Wash., as well as a sister Mrs. Steven (Cheryl) Kellam.  She has five grandchildren and one great-grandchild

She graduated from Whitmer High School, Ohio and Manchester College, North Manchester. She was an elementary teacher and a homemaker.   Joann taught school in Lucas County, Ohio, before marrying in 1952.  She resided in Chicago, until moving to Tuscon, Ariz., in 1962 seeking to improve the health of her oldest son, Jeff, who suffered with asthma.  Joann's 30-plus years in Tucson were devoted to her children and numerous volunteer organizations.  From the ground up, Joann developed and co-chaired Mobile Meals of Tuscon, the city's first locally funded meal delivery service to shut-ins.  In 1968 she was recognized for her efforts with the Mayor and City Council for Mobile Meals.  She will be remembered as a dedicated wife and mother.  She was a member of Manchester Church of the Brethren.  Joann loved life at Timbercrest where she worked in the gift shop, sang in the Timbercrest Choir and cared for plants in the "Fernery."  She readily volunteered for other responsibilities as they came along.

Memorial services will be Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, Indiana.  Family will receive friends following the service. Pastor Karen Eberly will officiate. Private burial services will take place in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.

Posted on 2018 Jun 12