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Erma Eileen Buterbaugh-Stumpf
April 28, 2022



Erma E. Buterbaugh-Stumpf went to be with her Lord and Savior from Communities at Indian Haven on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Erma was formerly a resident of the East Run area and Hillsdale.

Erma was born on January 6, 1928. She was the daughter of George W. and Flora E. (Barger) Lansberry of Kerr Addition, PA. In 1945, she married Robert A. Buterbaugh, Sr., and their marriage spanned fifty-eight years until his death. In 2005, Erma married George C. Stumpf of Rossiter, PA.

Erma cherished the residents of Hillsdale where she was employed by the United States Postal Service for twenty-seven years. She first served as a clerk and was then commissioned as the community’s postmaster in 1974. During her tenure, she enjoyed the challenge and distinction of working in the post office when it was located on three corners of the town’s crossroads which included the Webster residence, the Allison residence, and the Country Convenience building.

Erma was a faithful member of the Hillsdale Wesleyan Methodist Church where she worshipped among friends for many decades. She willingly served in several capacities including Women’s Missionary Society treasurer, Sunday school teacher and as a member of the Church Board.

After retirement, Erma enjoyed quilting, gardening, crafting, reading completing word search puzzles, observing nature from her front porch and praying for family and friends. She especially loved visiting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be remembered as a loving, generous, faithful lady who always gave her all to the Lord and to her family.

Erma will be deeply missed by her daughter Debra Miller, and husband Ron, and daughter-in-law Betty J. Buterbaugh, all of the East Run Area, grandchildren Bree Hansen, and husband, Eric, Bethany Soltesz, and husband Andrew, all of the Pittsburgh area, Stephen Miller, and wife, Elena of Virginia, Kristin Keilman, and husband Chad, of Ebensburg, and great-grandchildren David, Barlynn and Emalese Hansen, Ava, Tyson and Jared Miller, LaighLa and Laikan Hopkins, Chloe, Charlotte and Cecilia Keilman.

She will also be missed by several nieces and nephews including a special nephew, Robert Ogden of Florida.

Erma was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, husband George, sons Robert A. Buterbaugh, Jr. and William L. Buterbaugh, and siblings Albert, Glenn, and Grant Lansberry, Beatrice Kanouff, and Frances Jordan, and two infant sisters.

Friends and family will be received on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the 3:00 p.m. funeral service at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA with Pastor Steve Kunselman officiating and special music and memories shared by Pastor Paul and Pam Duncan. Interment in East Mahoning Cemetery will be private.

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Rairigh Funeral Home
18944 Rte 286 Hwy East
Hillsdale, PA 15746