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Gertrude M. Cypher

December 3, 1919 ~ October 1, 2017 (age 97)


Gertrude M. Cypher, 97, of Butler passed away peacefully Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Mohan Personal Care Home in Butler.

Born December 3, 1919 in Butler, she was a daughter of the late Peter A. and Viola Smith Michel.

She worked as a seamstress for St. Fidelis Seminary in Herman for a number of years.

She was a lifelong member of St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Herman. She enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, gardening, canning, sewing- particularly aprons in her later years.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Rose A. (Joseph) Stumpf of Herman and Jeannie (Bruce) White of Butler.

6 grandchildren: Dan (Beth) Stumpf of Franklin, Fr. Michael Stumpf of Pittsburgh, Curtis (Amy) Stumpf of Kent, OH., Ryan (Allyssa) White, Tim (Heidi Long) White and Jennifer (Daniel) Jacob all of Butler.

11 great-grandchildren: Logan and Jordan Stumpf, Max, Lila and Samuel Stumpf, Tylor and Lynsey White, Ethan and Matthew White, Mya and Emma Jacob.

A sister, Violetta Colllins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy J. Cypher. They were married October 24, 1944. Also an infant son, 3 sisters and 3 brothers.

Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham St. Butler, PA 16001 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Thursday at 11:00 am at St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, 821 Herman Road. Fr. Michael Stumpf to officiate. Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to PA. For Human Life, Butler Chapter at p.o.Box 93, Butler, PA 16003. Or to Food for the Poor at 6401 Lyons Road P.O. Box 979001 Coconut Creek, FL. 33097-9970.




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