BUTLER, Jo Ann Leas, of Blairsville, GA, went to be with The Lord on September 6, 2012, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Butler was born November 25, 1934, in Mingo Junction, OH, to the late John G. Leas and Dortha I. Doan Leas. Jo Ann was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Ronald Coleman Butler, her son, Steven Cole Butler, and her brother, John Dale Leas.
Mrs. Butler was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and nurse. She worked as a registered nurse for over thirty years specializing in pediatrics, newborn nursery and neonatal intensive care. She received her nursing degree from Aultman College in Canton, OH. Jo Ann was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church in Blairsville, GA.
Jo Ann is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Jack Mazzaferro, of Blairsville, GA, a daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Allen Humes, of Boynton Beach, FL, a daughter-in-law, Patricia Butler, of Tobyhanna, PA. Six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister Avon Lee Lewis of Westerville, OH, a sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Carroll Wyatt, of Greenville, SC. Many other relatives and friends survive and Jo Ann will be dearly missed by all.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Wesche officiating. In lieu of flowers donations in Jo Ann's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis TN. www.stjude.org/ her favorite charity.
Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com