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Charles Henry Butler, 1873-1939

The Seymour Herald – 13 July 1939
Charles Butler Dies After Long Illness
  Charles Henry, son of Paschal [Thomas] and [Lucintha] Jane [Morlan] Butler, passed away at his home near Seymour July 6, 1939.  He was born in Appanoose county, March 27, 1873, and at the time of his death, his age as 66 years, three months, and nine days.
  He was united in marriage to Gertrude Fenley, [daughter of John Fenley and Nancy Wright], April 2, 1899 [in Wayne county, Iowa].  To this union were born two daughters and one son:  [Verna] Olive Keeney of Numa [wife of Ray Vernan Keeney and Morris Willard Crowe], [Coral Gertruce] Burton of Ames [wife of Maurice T. Burton], and Claude [P. Butler] [husband of Thelma] at home.
  He leavers besides his widow and children, to mourn him, four brothers [Elmer Ellsworth Butler, Levi Lafayette Butler, Jesse Elroy Butler, and Asa Ray Butler], three sisters [Belinda J. Butler Darrah Willis, Emma Eldora Butler Hiatt, and Verna May Butler Johnson], two grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends, a brother [William Newton Butler, 1864-1934] and sister [Viola Butler, 1877-1928] having preceded him in death.
  He was converted in 1912 and united with the First Baptist church of Seymour.
  After his marriage he made his home on a farm north of Seymour [in Walnut township, Wayne county, Iowa] and there he spent the remainder of his life.
  In his last month of illness, he was a patient sufferer, and will be sadly missed by those of the community.
But when the sun in all his state
  Illuminated the Eastern skies;
He passed through Glory’s morning gate,
And walked in Paradise.
  Funeral services were held at the Baptist church of Seymour at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, July 8, 1939, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. M. Cleeton.  Burial was in the Southlawn cemetery.
  We desire to thank our many friends and neighbors for every act of kindness shown during the last illness of our husband and father.

The Family

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