Eva Merle Butler, 96, of Ladoga, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 12, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born on December 29, 1922, in Bainbridge, Indiana to the late W. Earl Staggs and Susan Mae Staggs. She married the love of her life, Lloyd “Coach” Butler on June 1, 1950. He preceded her in death.
Eva was very active in Roachdale Christian Church. She was an Avon representative for 30 years, a member of T.O.P.S. and the Friendly Square Dance Club. She loved to travel, spending time with her family and her farm. Eva was an avid hummingbird watcher and she also enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, playing bingo and doing crossword puzzles.
She is survived by 3 children; John Butler (companion Janet Fogleman), of Ladoga, Patricia and the late (Bill) Bright, of Delaware, Ohio, and Donald Ray Bassett (Wanita), of Greencastle. She had 9 grandchildren, Taneema (Greg) Norman, of Crawfordsville, Lisa (Dan) Goodman, of Ohio, and Donnie (Robin) Bassett, of Cloverdale. She had 9 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
A private celebration of life was held at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home in Ladoga with Melvin Ford officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial gifts be made to the Roachdale Christian Church, 1 N. Walnut Street, Roachdale, IN 46172.