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Willowdeene Ruth Butchee
August 12, 1928 ~ November 19, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Willowdeene Ruth Butchee, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and Aunt, passed away Sunday, November 19th 2023, with her loving family at her side. She was 95 years old. Willowdeene was a “southern belle” born in New Iberia, Louisiana on August 12, 1928. She graduated from Lake Charles High School in 1945. She was the second daughter of Dr. Amos and Mrs. Agnes Litton. She met the love of her life Mr. Roy A. Butchee, Jr. while attending the First Methodist Church in Lake Charles, and they were married on February 10, 1951. In 1954 Roy and Willowdeene moved to Barberton Ohio where Roy began his career in banking and accounting, and they raised their family. They would continue their love filled journey together for 67 years until Roy’s passing in 2018. In addition to her parents and husband, Willowdeene was preceded in death by her sister, LaVerne Litton Terpe and her beloved daughter, Tamara Lynn Butchee. Willowdeene (Grandma Woowee, MeeMaw, Aunt Deenee) is survived by her devoted daughter, Debbie (Frank) Lingel of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Dane Lingel of Copley, Aimee Lingel of Wadsworth, Tammy Nemchev of Doylestown; great-grandchildren, Leila, Cooper and Parker Nemchev. Also surviving are her niece and nephew Sandra (Terpe) Stover of Florida, Donald Terpe of Michigan and her great-nephew, Patrick McManus of Barberton. The family wishes to thank the staff at The Inn at Coalridge where Roy and Willowdeene had lived since 2017 for their excellent care and friendship. Thanks also to the staff of Harmony Hospice for their fine service during the final days. Willowdeene’s funeral service will be held on Monday, November 27, 2023 at 2 p.m. at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Avenue, Barberton 44203. Willowdeene will be laid to rest with her husband, Roy at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of her funeral service. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.
Her Video-Gift tribute and personal condolences may be viewed online at www.campfield-hickman-collier.com.