Delores Jean (Guyer) Butler
May 5, 1944 – June 20, 2021
Delores Jean Butler, age 77, Martinsburg, passed away Sunday morning, peacefully and painlessly at UPMC Altoona after a stroke. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Mahlon and Marie (Davis) Guyer.
On Oct. 16, 1965, she married the love of her life, Thomas Butler, and they were married for over 55 years.
She is survived by four children: Michelle Hammel (Jim); Thomas Butler, Charlotte Butler (Troy) and Kenneth Butler (Kim, and daughters: Kayla and Katie); 11 grandchildren; Logan Claar (her nurse and special caregiver), Kayla Berkheimer (Sam), Tyler Hammel, Jesse Claar, Eve Claar, Mason Butler, Greta Claar, Emily Butler, Natalie Butler, Troy Butler and Blake Butler; three great-grandchildren: Oaklyn Hammel, Holden Berkheimer and Levin Berkheimer; and three siblings: Kenneth “Jimmy” Guyer, Joyce McClelland and Judy Mock.
Delores was a 1962 graduate of Central High School.
The joy of her life was working for the Lord! She and her husband took care of 12 girls at a Christian children’s home in Virginia. She taught Sunday school for over 40 years and worked with AWANA groups where she led many children to the Lord.
She played the piano at Reservoir Bible Church where her husband, Thomas, is still the pastor. She also had worked for Dr. Lunda Weaver as her medical secretary for over 23 years, and touched the lives of many patients with her kind, warm smile and cheery demeanor. She retired to be with her husband and their many kids and grandkids when he retired in 2007.
Delores lived a long, happy life that was dedicated to serving the Lord, as well as caring for her family. She was always cooking, baking, and entertaining family at her house. She was “Nana” to not only her grandchildren, but to many of the children she taught, and to many family friends.
She loved sitting outside, and was known for having the prettiest house on the block because of her love for gardening and tending to her flowers.
Delores was a dear friend to so many in the community, and touched so many lives with her kind, giving spirit. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2021, at Reservoir Bible Church, Hollidaysburg, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021, by her husband, Pastor Thomas Butler.
Flowers can be received at the church; or in lieu of flowers, you can make a donation in her honor to Precious Life of the Gideon’s ministry.
Arrangements are by Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Roaring Spring.