Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Belinda Julia Butler Darrah Willis, 1869-1956
Mrs. Belinda [Julia Butler] Darrah Willis, a life-long Seymour resident, died at the Wilson Nursing home in Corydon [Wayne county, Iowa] Tuesday morning [31 July 1956]. She had been in failing health for several years and had been a patient at the Wayne county hospital and Dustin nursing home here.
Rites for Mrs. Willis, 87, were to be Thursday, today, at 2 o’clock at the Seymour Methodist church with the Rev. J. C. Turner officiating. Mrs. Willis had been a life member of the church. Burial will be at Southlawn cemetery.
Born [3 January 1869] east of Seymour [daughter of Paschal T. Butler and Lucintha Jane Morlan], she had lived in this community and was a member of the Rebekah lodge ad American Legion Auxiliary and past president of both.
Her survivors are two sons, Roy Darrah of Seymour and Fred Darrah of Emmetsburg; three brothers, Jess Butler of Des Moines, and Ace and Lafe Butler of Seymour; and two sisters, Emma Hiatt of Centerville and Verna Johnson of Silvis, Ill.
There are seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.