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Mary B. Butcher

December 12, 1934 - September 28, 2021

Mary B. Butcher, age 86, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully with her loving grandson by her side on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

Born in Spring Run, PA on December 12, 1934, Mary was a daughter of the late James and Bertha Mary (Gamber) Van Scyoc. She relocated to Delaware from Lebanon, PA in 1966. Mary was a talented homemaker, cherishing the ability to raise her children. She also raised her grandson, Lacey, and helped raise her granddaughter, Jamie until the age of 11. Jamie has fond memories of learning to bake cookies with her grandmother. Mary cleaned homes for several families in Newark throughout the years. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing the organ, reading, crafts, gardening, flowers, and traveling.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Edward R. Butcher, Sr. She is survived by her grandson, Lacey J. Morris, Jr. with whom she lived; children, Cynthia A. Butcher and Edward R. Butcher, Jr.; and granddaughter, Jamie Butcher.

A graveside service will be held privately at Grand View Memorial Park, 500 North Weber Street, Lebanon, PA. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware.

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  • Rest with God now that you are in peace. You were a remarkable lady who I found to be loving and very caring. You never disappointed me when you came in the store. Although I will not be able to make it, I want you to know what a treasure you gave us in Lacey. I know you will be on his shoulders to continue to guide and love him as you did on earth. I will miss you dearly. Sue Hartnett

  • We knew Mary from our dental practice. She was a kind, loving woman. We bumped into her one evening when she was taking you, her grandson, to karate..on Elkton Road. She was so proud of you and so dedicated to helping you do well.
    It pleases us to know that you stayed close to your grandmother and were with her in her final days.

    Dr. James McKelvey and Carol McKelvey