Arleta D. BUTLER, 98, formerly of Genesee, PA, died Friday, July 13, 2018 in Absolut at Houghton, Houghton, NY.
Born July 26, 1919, in Westfield, she was the daughter of Leon and Maude Thompson Dunham.
On December 15, 1934, in Troupsburg, NY, she married Arnold T. Butler, who predeceased in her in 1988.
She owned and operated Butler's Fabric Shop in Genesee for many years.
Arleta served as Justice of the Peace for six years, a notary for 35 years, and was a longtime member of the Genesee Township Board of Elections. She helped found the Genesee Area Library and was a member of the Genesee United Methodist Church.
Surviving are: two daughters, Carol (Stephen) Rukes of Rosedale, IN and Janet (Wayne) Erway of Genesee; five grandchildren, Bruce (Charity) Ordway of Troy, OH, Susan (Greg) Ralyea of Angelica, NY, Marie (Steve) Ackley of Wellsville, NY, Judy (Phil) May of Wellsville, NY, and Charles (Michele) Erway of Genesee; nine great-grandchildren, Michele (Eric) Selwyn, Philip (Sara) Ordway, Dustina (Wyatt) Schroeder, Jessica May, Alan (Athena) Ackley, Clifton Erway, Raymond Erway, Tristan Erway, and Evan Erway; six great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Barbara White of Harrison Valley; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a granddaughter, Marleta Ordway; three brothers, Roy Dunham, Basil Dunham, and Pearl Dunham; and two sisters, Iva Lawrence and Flora Bollock.
Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM with Funeral Services following at 11:30 AM. Pastor Harold Kiel will officiate. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Genesee Area Library, P.O. Box 135, Genesee, PA 16923 or the United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 137, Genesee, PA 16923.
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