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Sheila Word Butler

Sheila Word Butler was American occupational health nurse. Certified occupational health nurse, American Board Occupational Health, occupational hearing conservationist. Named Student Nurse of Year, Circle K-Paducah Junior College, 1966, Kentucky Colonel, Governor Louie B. Nunn, since 1971; recipient Chemical Group Recognition award Air Products & Chemicals, 1990, 91.


Butler, Sheila Word was born on September 12, 1944 in Paducah, Kentucky, United States. Daughter of Edwin Morris and Beatrice Aileen (Hobbs) Word.


Associate Degree in Nursing, Paducah Junior College, 1966.


Staff nurse Marshall County Hospital, Benton, Kentucky, 1966-1967. Shift nursing supervisor Parkview Hospital, Dyersburg, Tennessee, 1967-1969, obstetrical nursing supervisor, 1969-1972. Clinical nursing instructor State of Tennessee Department of Education, Nashville, 1968-1969.

Charge nurse Dravo-Groves-Newberg, Hamlettsburg, Illinois, 1972-1974. Surgical nurse Western Baptist Hospital, Paducah, Kentucky, 1974-1976. Ophthalmic assistant Doctor Harry Abell, Junior, 1976-1983.

Occupational health consultant self-employed, 1983-1986. Plant nurse Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Calvert City, 1986—2008. Board directors National Nurses Society on Addiction, 1983-1984.

Board directors American Board Occupational Health Nurses, 1994-2001, treasurer, 1997-1999, chair Cohn advisory board, 1999-2000. Secretary Jackson Purchase Operating Nurses, Paducah, 1975-1976. Community assistant panel Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, 1991-1994.

President Jackson Purchase Occupational Health Nurse, 1993-1996.


The ultimate goal to be attained is not only to be saved from something. The purpose God has is to be saved to something.


God enables every person to resist evil, by accepting forgiveness and liberation, and willing to be open to the Holy Spirit.


Member National Arbor Day Found, Western Baptist Hospital Auxiliary. Member National Association of Female Executives, American Association Occupational Health Nurses (president Jackson Purchase section 1993-1995), Civil Defense of McCracken County, Order of Eastern Star, Esther # 5 Ruth, Daughters of the Nile Neith Temple, Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America.


  • Other Interests

    Bicycling, swimming, gardening, needle work.


Married Benjamin Edward Butler, December 4, 1976. 1 child, Michelle Renee.


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