Friday, November 13, 2009

Minnie Barton Butler, 1870-1945

Seymour Herald - 8 February 1945
Final Rites For Mrs. Minnie Butler
  Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Butler were conducted by the Rev. W. M. Cleeton from the Seymour Church of Christ on Friday afternoon, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m.
  Music was furnished by Mrs. John Darrah, Mrs. Cora Osborn, Ph H. Jarman and Pearl Hart accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Gertie Smith. Selections were: "Rock of Ages", "No Night There" and "Abide With Me."
  Pallbearers were: Joe Sidles, James Mickey, Lafe Butler, Gale Felkner, Roy Darrah and Rev. Cleeton. 
  Interment was made in Jerome cemetery.
  Mrs. Minnie Butler, daughter of James Z. and Sarah Jane Barton was born September 7, 1870 in Putnam county, Mo., and departed this life in her home in Seymour on January 31, 1945 at the age of 74 years, 4 months and 24 days. She moved to Blakesburg with her family at the age of 16 years, and lived there one year when she then moved to Jerome where she lived until 1901. On January 30, 1901 she was united in marriage to E. E. Butler. They moved to their farm 1 1/2 miles east of Seymour where they made their home until 1915 when they moved to Seymour where they made their home. Her husband passed away September 9th, 1941. Since that time she still maintained her home until her Heavenly Father called her to her reward. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Christian church and remained a faithful member until her death. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. She was a kind companion and a loving and helpful neighbor. Her friends were numbered by her acquaintances. She leaves to mourn her passing three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Anna Wilson, Seymour; Mrs. Emma McCulloch of Centerville; Mrs. Estella Brattain of Corydon; and Joe Barton, of Ventura, California. Nine nephews and five nieces, other relatives and many friends.
Card of Thanks
  We wish to thank the many friends for all kindnesses shown us during the illness and death of our sister, Mrs. Butler.
  Mrs. Anna Wilson, Mrs. Emma McCulloch, Joe Barton and families, Mr. and Mrs. Harl Brattain.

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