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Joanne (Kaye) Butterfuss, age 81, of 121 Montmorenci Ave., Ridgway, died Saturday evening September 22, 2018, at her residence following an illness of the past year. She was born April 20, 1937 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Lola M. Luchs. She married R. Gary Butterfuss on April 6, 1956, he survives. She resided in Ridgway all her life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. She was a graduate of the Ridgway High School. She had been employed by MPP for over 20 years.
She is survived by her husband R. Gary Butterfuss of Ridgway, and by the following children: Toni (Francis) Funair of Cranberry Twp., Ruth (Richard) Anderson of North Carolina, John (Sue) Butterfuss of Ridgway, Lisa (Leroy) Ferguson of Ridgway, Mary (Jack) Kalonowski of Washington State, and Sean Butterfuss of Ridgway, 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 1 brother John (June) Luchs, Sr. of Ridgway, and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 granddaughter Alexandria Bish, 1 great granddaughter Maggie Jean Young, and 3 sisters: Shirley Carr, Joan Krise, and Phyllis Gardner.
A Memorial Mass for Joanne (Kaye) Butterfuss will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church on Thursday at 11:00 AM. Concelebrating will be Fr. Justin P. Pino, Pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church and Fr. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor of St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium. Burial will be at St. Leo Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Ridgway Ambulance Corp. or to St. Leo Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.
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