SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Paula (Buttermore) Wartluft, 70 of Salem, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

Paula was born on June 11, 1952 in Salem, Ohio to the late Paul and Elise (Steer) Buttermore.

Paula was a life long member of Damascus United Methodist Church.

Paula enjoyed gardening, knitting, crafting and antiquing. She had a passion for animals and would continuously rescue and nurse back to health wild animals. Paula cherished the time she spent with her family especially her children and grandchildren.

Paula leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Kevin Wartluft; children, Abigail (Marty) Sweeney, Elizabeth (Duke) Reagan and Andrew (Amanda) Wartluft; a brother, Jim (Linda) Buttermore and grandchildren, Claire, Malachi, Corinne and Colleen Sweeney and Lance Wartluft.

Paula was preceded in death by her parents.

A time of visitation will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A private family service will be held.

Inurnment will take place at Damascus Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Gednetz-Ruzek & Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service. You may sign the guest register online at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Paula (Buttermore) Wartluft, please visit our floral store.

A television tribute will air Thursday, August 11 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.