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Harris Funeral Home
Wednesday January 19th, 2022
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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Elton Zion United Methodist Church
Thursday January 20th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Elton Zion United Methodist Church
Thursday January 20th, 2022

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Virginia L. Butler

Butler, Virginia L., “Ginny”, 85, went home to be with the Lord on January 15, 2022. Born Mar. 10, 1936 in Johnstown. Daughter of Edward and Mabel Skelly. Preceded in death by parents, in laws David and Thelma Butler and sister Patricia. Survived by husband David who she married on September 20, 1958 at Homestead Avenue EUB Church. Son David III, daughter Lori married to Daryl Penrod and loving granddaughter Hannah and step grandchildren Tiffany Maul (Chris), Travis Penrod (Katilyn) and their children and sister Faye, of Montoursville, and four-legged grand dog “Loki”. Graduate of Johnstown Central High School and completed studies at the former Junior Pitt while working and studying to be a dental hygienist. Was active in the former Lee Hospital Auxiliary. Ginny was a great wife, mother and Mimi. She was full of life and personality and loved to have a great time and was loved by many. Ginny loved being a "Pastors Wife" during her husband’s second career and sharing God's love with the churches he served. She also enjoyed boating and camping at Raystown Lake with her family. Friends received 3-7 pm Wednesday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland and also from 10 am until time of service at 11 am Thursday at Elton Zion United Methodist Church. Pastor Daryl Penrod, officiating. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family thanks the wonderful care given by Asera Care Home Hospice nurses and special friend they sent us caregiver Gayle. The family also thanks special caregivers Krissy and Patty. Family suggests donations to Elton Zion United Methodist in Ginny's name. (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com)

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Ruth Anne and I loved our darling Ginny. She was faithful at chapel and the love of Jesus shone through her sunny smile. David, Lori, Daryl and Hannah, we love you folks, too. You have all been an enormous blessing to us and to the Arbutus family during the time that I was chaplain.

John & Ruth Anne Hollis Jan 29 2022 4:21 PM

Dave, Lori, and family, We send our deepest sympathy.

Garth & Lynne Thompson Jan 20 2022 3:54 PM

David, I know how we hate to lose those we so deeply love. I feel for you and pray that God and your family will comfort you in Ginny's death. Rejoice in the years that you had her by your side. She was a great person. Fun to be with.

Rev John H. Weaver Jan 19 2022 4:48 PM

Sending our deepest Sympathies and prayers. God has a received an angel.

Kimberly and KeithSmith Jan 19 2022 1:39 PM

David and Family, so sorry to hear about Ginny's passing. She was an exceptional fun-loving lady. We'll never forget her stories and the laugh's we had on the deck. She was one of a kind. May she rest in peace. Furg and Shirley Flickinger

Furg and Shirley Flickinger Jan 19 2022 12:58 PM

Sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I know your heart is heavy today, but I hope and pray that the memories of your amazing relationship will uplift you in your present need. You always spoke so lovingly of your mom and it makes me smile on your behalf, knowing that your memories together will carry you through this storm. God Bless you, and your family, and the loving memory of Ms. Ginny.

CL Livingston Jan 19 2022 10:28 AM

Lori, I remember your mother and her sweet, gentle spirit. I pray that she will live on by the wonderful memories that your family made together. Praying that the Lord will comfort you.

Dr. Eric L. Brown Jan 19 2022 8:37 AM

With deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. We met briefly when you brought her to the choir loft at St. Peter's. I loved her sense of humor.

Patricia Christenson Jan 18 2022 1:17 PM

David and family. So sorry to hear of Ginny's passing. She was a very happy and loving person, may she Rest In Peace.

Barbara(Leppert) Maser Jan 18 2022 11:59 AM

Dear Dave and family,
I am so saddened to learn of Ginny's passing and extend my deepest sympathies to you. My relationship with Ginny goes way back to our teenage years as next door neighbors. With your marriage, you became my friend, too, and I have many fond memories of those years. I loved Ginny's sense of humor and the way she was always ready to laugh. I remember her as full of joy. Thinking of you in this difficult time.

Miriam Kuruzovich Smith Jan 16 2022 11:14 PM

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