|Birth: ||Jul. 24, 1911|
|Death: ||May 21, 2008|
BLUEFIELD — Nancy Butt Ashworth, 96, of 2121 Dearborn Ave. (for fifty-one years), Bluefield, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at Glenwood Park Retirement Home, Princeton, W.Va.
Born July 24, 1911 in Eggleston, Va., she was a daughter of the late Luther Haynes Butt, Sr. and Mary Louise Croy Butt.
Mrs. Ashworth was a graduate Eggleston High School and the West Virginia Business College. She was active in her community, a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church for fifty-seven years, the Bluefield Quota Club, Bluefield Lawn and Garden Club, and was a member of the John Parker Chapter of the Daughters of American Colonist of Roanoke. Mrs. Ashworth was co-owner and retired from the Ashworth Custom Shop located in Bluefield, Va.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Raleigh J Ashworth; a daughter: Rita Lane VanReenen and son-in-law Rev. Albert Cecil VanReenen, Jr.; four sisters: Mary Juliette, Elsie Buchanan and husband Kenneth, Louise Oberlin and husband John, Ruby Johnston and husband Edward; three brothers: Buford Butts and wife Louise, James Butts, and Wilmont Butts and wife Ruth.
Survivors include: A brother, Luther H. Butts, Jr. and wife Estell; sisters-in-law: Louise Butts, Helena Ashworth Bailey; three grandchildren: Cecil VanReenen of St. Louis, Mo., James VanReenen and wife Lisa of Bluefield, Va., Steven VanReenen and wife Diane of Asheville, N.C.; three great-grandchildren: Kandice VanReenen, Katlyn Lane VanReenen, Taylor Rebecca VanReenen; two step-great-great-grandchildren: Rebecca Marrs, Daniel Marrs; and a beloved friend of sixty-five years: Helen Counts.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ashworth will be held from the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Don Scott officiating. Burial will follow at the Monte Vista Park Cemetery located in Green Valley.
Serving as pallbearers will be members of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the following; Trinity United Methodist Church, 401 College Ave., Bluefield, WV 24701 or Glenwood Park Retirement Village, 1924 Glenwood Park Rd., Princeton, WV 24740.
Mercer Funeral Home and Crematory of Bluefield is serving the family of Nancy B. Ashworth.
Raleigh J Ashworth (1909 - 1979)*
Rita Lane Ashworth VanReenen (1934 - 2005)*
Monte Vista Park Cemetery
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Beverly Aker
Record added: Jun 18, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27659371
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