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Alberta "Marie" (Belford) Carter

July 7, 1947 — November 26, 2020

Alberta “Marie” (Belford) Carter, also known as Sadie, age 73, of Waynesburg, passed on to be with her Lord Jesus and to be reunited with her beloved husband “Butch” on Thursday, November 26, 2020 in her home surrounded by her family.

Marie was born on July 7, 1947 in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Albert George and Oneita (Senn) Belford. On June 14, 1966 she married the love of her life, Hubert D. “Butch” Carter. They were happily married for 46 years, until his death on July 23, 2012.

Marie was a Greene County resident most of her life. She was a graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School class of 1966. She was a very active member of her community. She served many roles in her lifetime. She was a founding member of the Graysville Parent Organization and she served 2 terms as School Director for West Greene School District.

Marie was a former member of the Waynesburg Women of the Moose Chapter #888, holding several offices including that of Senior Regent. She was a volunteer for Tri-County Leathernecks Toys for Tots program, where she helped in fundraising for several years.

Marie was also a volunteer, along with her family, for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. She also served on the Democratic Committee until 2016 when she switched parties and became a Republican.

Marie was a member of New Beginnings at South Wheeling Ryerson Baptist Church, in Wind Ridge. Her dinner table was always open for anyone who needed a meal or wanted some company. Marie believed in helping and sharing with others and she always practiced this belief, whether with friends or strangers. Marie enjoyed baking, camping, party hosting and planning and spending time with friends and family. She was known to her grandchildren as the “Pie baking grandma who went to cooking school.” She taught most of her grandchildren how to make pies among other things. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

No matter which role she played, she kept everyone laughing. Her greatest roles were that of wife , Mother, Grandmother and great- Grandmother. She and Butch raised 4 wonderful daughters who were her caregivers, the last several years of her life.

She is survived by four children, Diana Lynn Richardson, of Waynesburg, Shelly (Philip) Richardson, of Holbrook, Brandy W. (“Bub” Charles) Tuttle, of Wind Ridge, and Jennifer (Bradley) Burns, of Waynesburg; eleven grandchildren, Zackary Whipkey, of Austin, TX, Daniel (Molly) Usher, of Washington, Craig Usher, of Holbrook, Dakota (Emily) Usher, of Washington, Abel Richardson, of Holbrook, Kirsten (Ryan) Sotler, of Graysville, Kevin (Stephanie) Tuttle, of Ronco, Katelynn (Jacob) Cahill, of Quaker City, OH., Kloe Tuttle, of Wind Ridge, Alexander (Shannon) Burns, of Waynesburg, and Nicholas Burns, of Waynesburg; ten great grandchildren, Olivia, Ivy and Lily Usher, Aubrey, Rylee, Emalee, Zoe and Jordan Sotler, Jacob and Waylon Cahill; two sister, Sharon (Curtis) Price, of Waynesburg and Susan (Sherwood) Pyles, of Cameron, WV.; three sister-in-laws, Joy (Junior) Anderson, Barbara (Ben) Herring, and Judy (Dave) Beresford; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one great grandson, Rowen Usher and one brother Albert Jonathan Belford.

A gathering of friends will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020 from 12-7 p.m. at Ryerson South Wheeling Baptist Church, 397 W. Roy Furman Hwy. Wind Ridge, PA 15380. A private memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the church. MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND!

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy. Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181.

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