Butler Elda C. Butler, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Friendship Village of Dublin. She is preceded in death by her parents Michele and Ida Celli, brother Felice Celli, sister Lola Celli. Survived by her children, Debbie Zahara, Michael (Julie) Butler and Dodi (Terry) Weirick; grandchildren, Trent Zahara, Max Brundige, Matt and Merritt Weirick and R.J. DeVito. Elda was a graduate of Grandview Heights High School and The Ohio State University with membership in the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She was a former teacher with Columbus Public Schools and a former assistant bank manager with Mid-America Federal Savings & Loan. While she took great pride in her professional career, her ultimate passion was her family. She was a loving daughter, caring sibling, and devoted mother and grandmother. She prided herself most in the raising of her three children and being actively involved in the lives of her grandchildren. She will be remembered most for her caring heart and beautiful smile. Her family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, September 6, 2013, at the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 W. Fifth Avenue, with a Prayer Service at 7:45 p.m. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 1559 Roxbury Road, Columbus. Rev. Msgr. Romano Ciotola, Presider. Burial to follow, St. Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, friends and family may donate in her name to the Mid Ohio Food Bank, 3960 Brookham Dr, Grove City, OH 43123. Condolences may be sent via www.johnquint.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 4, 2013