Marilyn J. Butler - 89

2/8/1925 - 7/12/2014

Franklin Grove, IL

Marilyn J. Butler, 89, of Franklin Grove, IL died Saturday July 12, 2014 in her home. She was born Feb. 9, 1925 in Rockford, IL the daughter of Richard & Wanda (Poorman) Knott. She married Donald F. Butler, Sr. in Oregon, IL on August 30, 1963; he died in 2002. Marilyn was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Franklin Grove, the Franklin Grove Women’s Club, was a founding member of Oregon Golf Club, and was an avid golfer. She and Donald owned and operated Frank N. Butler Co. quarries. Survivors include her grandson, Kevin (Kelly) Jones and their daughter Abigail of Amboy; step-children, Don (Pat) Butler, Jr. of Amboy and Mary Louise Bennett of Franklin Grove; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; and cousin, Melinda Pellino of Sun Prairie, WI. She was also preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Robert Jones, step-daughter, Judith Erickson, and step son-in-law, Dale Bennett.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday July 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th St., Oregon with Rev. Myron Bartell officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon.


Monday 6:00-8:00 PM in FHG


Tuesday 10:00 AM in FHG

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