SPRINGFIELD – Darlene R. Butler, of Springfield, beloved wife, mother, and friend, passed away on August 18, 2010 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village.
Darlene was born on June 25, 1927, in Tallula, the daughter of Elda and Jerry King.
She was a graduate of the University of Illinois, where she received her bachelor’s degree. Darlene married the love of her life, John Butler, on September 23, 1950. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, swimming, travel, book clubs, and bridge. She was a member of First United Methodist. She was active in a number of church and civic organizations, including United Methodist Church Circle and American Association of University Women.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her mother.
She is survived by two sons; Steve and Stan Butler (wife Julie), a daughter, Mary Sue Butler, a grandson, Brenton Butler, a granddaughter, Brieanne Butler and a brother, Wayne King.
A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 11:00 am Monday, August 23, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Paulson, officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
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