Mary M. Rasely, age 94, of Butler, passed away Monday at her daughter’s home while being lovingly cared for by her youngest granddaughter, Abby.
Born in Butler on August 2, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Harry J. and Margaret Turner Shuler, Sr.
A homemaker, she also served as the bookkeeper for W.C Rasely Resellers, Inc.
During World War II, she supported the war effort by working in the shell shop at Pullman Standard.
Mary was a member of Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church. She also volunteered at Butler Catholic School during her children and grandchildren’s school days.
She is survived by two sons, Wilbert C. “Bub” Rasely, Jr. and his wife, Kathi, of Butler, and James C. Rasely and his wife, Michele, of Slippery Rock; two daughters, M. Stephanie Hook, of East Butler, and Cheryl A. “Pete” Cobern and her husband, Steve, of Butler; one brother, Harry J. “Skip” Shuler, Jr. and his wife, Augie, of Butler; two sisters, Agnes Osche, of Cabot, and Jane Beck, of Sheffield Lake, Ohio; nine grandchildren, David M. Zanicky and his wife, Stacy, Michele L. Smeltzer and her husband, Roger, Kristen L. Rasely, Justin A. Cobern. Allysa M. Walker and her husband, Cody, Lacey A. Rasely, Sara C. Cobern, Cassie L. Davis and her husband, Shawn, and Abby M. Cobern; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Wilbert C. “Web” Rasely, Sr., who passed away February 21, 2011; a daughter, Roberta E. “Sue” Zanicky; an infant son; two brothers; and one sister.
Friends will be received in the Martin Funeral Home, Inc., 429 Center Avenue, Butler, on Thursday from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. from Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 North McKean St., Butler.
Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery.
Members of St. Paul Catholic Women and Christian Mothers will meet at the church Friday at 9:35 a.m. to recite the rosary.