I lost Butch Culp after 15 years of marriage. He didn't have life insurance but he left a company he built with his first wife, Shirley. She was my dear
friend and she died after a 10-year battle with breast cancer. I knew she would approve if I married Butch and took care of him and I did that.
He nearly died so many times. The first time was in 2007 of congestive heart failure that required bypass surgery. In 2009 he underwent a quadruple bypass. In 2014 a broken leg turned into a nearly fatal bone infection. A year later Butch almost died of a diabetic emergency. Every time I nursed him back to health. But on April 17, 2017, no one could save him. Now I'm trying to save our home and his company.
I am the executrix for Butch's estate. For the past two years I've been in litigation trying to preserve Butch's estate. The essence of this litigation is
that Butch's former partner claiming the entire estate for himself, based on fraudulent documents and testimony. The case is now before the West
Virginia Supreme Court (No. 19-0917, see below), which I am fighting by myself. This has cost me dearly, both financially and emotionally.
I'm an independent author so my income is intermittent. Normally I would spend a lot of time promoting my work. However, between grieving for
Butch and searching for my daughter, missing since 2016, I haven't been able to promote my work. I am confident that I will prevail if only I can
persevere. Therefore, I am seeking funding to continue this fight. If you can help with any amount, I will be forever grateful.