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Shelby Darlene (Dodson) Butcher

October 8, 1952 ~ November 9, 2022 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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Shelby Darlene Butcher, 70, of Zanesville, Ohio died at 8:36 a.m., Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Genesis Hospice Morrison House in Zanesville. She was born October 8, 1952 in Zanesville, the third child of the late Clyde N. and Dorothy M. Searls Dodson of Zanesville. Shelby graduated from Maysville High School in 1970 and began her accounting career at Linscott and Son Tire, worked for Marvin Zwelling, C.P.A and retired May 2022 after 41 years of dedicated service to Gary Hamilton, C.P.A. at Hamilton, Waltman, Obenour, Melsheimer & Associates CPAs. Shelby’s family was the most important thing in the world to her. She was a most generous, selfless person and got true enjoyment in giving her time to others. She loved traveling with her family, doing puzzles, watching Days of Our Lives and reading. Shelby married the late Melvin “Butch” Butcher on May 23, 1975.

Shelby is survived by two sisters, Lala Gullet, Judy (Rudy) Stanbery, 4 brothers, Clyde N. (Roxanne) Dodson, Jr., Floyd (Kristy) Dodson, Jeff (Chris) Dodson and Craig (Joyce) Dodson. Her step-children Belinda (Alan) Paul of Geneva, IN; Mark (Kris) Butcher York, of Sun City Center, FL, step-grandchildren, Jaimie (Jarrod) Herman, Shannon (Sean) Stark, Adam York; step-great-grandchildren, Xander, Avery, Paul and Nora; sisters and brothers-in-law, Annabelle Kunce, Elvin Butcher, Mary (Dave) Johnson, many nieces, nephews, and many special friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepson, Brian Butcher York; grandson, Derek Paul; nephews, Buckey Gullet and Kyle Dodson; nieces Heather Sterling and Amy Jo Conklin and brother-in-law Norman Kunce.

Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday November 11, 2022 at William Thompson & Son Funeral Home, 5765 Gladstone Drive, White Cottage where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday November 12, 2022 with additional calling from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. Pat Wiseman-Jones officiating. 


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November 11, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
William Thompson & Son Funeral Home
5765 Gladstone Drive
White Cottage, OH 43791

November 11, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
William Thompson & Son Funeral Home
5765 Gladstone Drive
White Cottage, OH 43791

Funeral Service
November 12, 2022

1:30 PM
William Thompson and Son Funeral Home
5765 Gladstone Dr.
White Cottage, OH 43791

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Shelby Butcher

October 8, 1952-November 9, 2022

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