Shirley Butcher age 80, 915 South Vine Street Portland passed away Thursday evening at her daughter's residence in Fort Wayne. She was born in Pennsylvania December 12, 1936 the daughter of Paul and Mary (Shannon) Long. She was married December 7, 1956 to Don Butcher and he passed away April 2, 1999. She was a homemaker and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Volunteer for Pregnancy Care Center and Food Bank and Ft. Recovery High School graduate.
Surviving are two sons Michael Butcher of Thornvill, Ohio and Chris Butcher (wife Sherry) of Portland, one daughter Lori Minnich (husband John) of Fort Wayne, one brother Richard Long of Centerville, Six sisters Kathleen Schmidt of Greenville, Betty Imel of Portland, Rita Long of Fort Recovery, Joan Banta of Chicago, Pat Vantrees of Fort Recovery and Peg Long of Fort Recovery, Six grandchildren Miranda Mertz, Adam Butcher, Sarah Manor, Matthew Manor, Stephanie Meyer and Angela Taylor. Several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother Johnny Long and a sister Mary Niekamp and three great grandsons Uriyah, Christopher and Alex.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 AM in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Moran presiding. Burial will follow in the Wells Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home and Tuesday from 9:00 – 9:45 AM. Memorials can be made to PAWS of Adams County (Animal Shelter) or Pregnancy Care Center of Portland.