DAMASCUS, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Elise Nadine (Steer) Buttermore, 91 of Damascus passed away at her home on Sunday, July 21, 2019.
Elise was born on May 16, 1928 in Canton to the late Edwin “Ted” and Ana (Denton) Steer.
She worked as a clerk at the Friends Bookstore.
A lifelong area resident, Elise was a member of the Damascus United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women. At the church, she was a member of the choir, taught Sunday School, was a leader in the children’s music ministry and sang in various small groups.
She also was a member of the Damascus Magazine Club and loved the Cleveland Indians.
Elise is survived by a daughter, Paula (Kevin) Wartluft of Damascus; a son, Jim (Linda) Buttermore of Columbiana; grandchildren, Abigail (Marty) Sweeney, Elizabeth (Duke) Reagan, Shelby (Ross) Ullman, Julie (Christopher) Sell and Drew (Amanda) Wartluft and great-grandchildren, Malachi, Claire, Corinne and Colleen Sweeney, Delaney and Emery Sell, Elise and Miles Ullman and Lance Wartluft. She is also survived by her brother, Edwin (Shirley) Steer.
Besides her parents, Elise was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Paul Werner Buttermore, who she married December 23, 1945 and who passed on November 15, 2018.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at Damascus United Methodist with Pastor Matt Wilson and Marty Sweeney officiating.
Friends will be received two hours prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the church on Thursday, July 25.
A private interment will take place at Damascus Cemetery.
The family requests memorial contributions be made in Elise’s honor to Damascus United Methodist Church (Church Building Fund), 300 Valley Road, Damascus, OH 44619.
Friends can sign the online guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 30-938-2526.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, July 23 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.