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Marilyn Butler

May 7, 1927 ~ August 17, 2020 (age 93)


Marilyn Morgan Butler, age 93, of rural Rockford, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.

She was born May 7, 1927, in Van Wert County, to Telford & Edith (McGinnis) Morgan.

Marilyn was the beloved wife of Charles "Irvin" Butler.  They were married on February 24, 1947, and he preceded her in death August 24, 1999.

She is survived by their four children: Dan Butler of Rockford, Jane Barber of Van Wert, Joan (Steve) Ditmer of Jacksboro, Tennessee, and Dennis (Rose) Butler of Rockford, 9 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 7 step-great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.

Also surviving are a brother & sister: Roger (Lois) Morgan of Hartford, Connecticut, and Janice (Mike) Spray of Van Wert. 

Preceding her in death were a brother & sister-in-law: Gordon and Charlotte Morgan.

A 1945 graduate of Ohio City-Liberty High School, Marilyn then attended International Business College in Fort Wayne.

She had been a legal secretary for the former Walters & Young Law Office in Van Wert, and Attorney William Meikle in Celina.  Marilyn also was active in the farming business with her husband, Irvin.

Marilyn was an active member of Mendon United Methodist Church, serving as both organist and pianist there, and was a member of the Women's Quilting Group.

Also busy within the Mendon community, Marilyn belonged to the Mendon Band Boosters, was an advisor for the Mendon Blue Ribbon 4-H Club, and assisted with dinners for the Mendon Lions Club.

Marilyn loved to make quilts, cook, and can the vegetables from her garden. 

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 22, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon, with Pastor Lance Hostetler officiating.  Burial will follow at Tomlinson Cemetery in Union Township.

Calling Hours are 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 21, at the Funeral Home in Mendon. 

Those attending are required to wear masks, practice social distancing as much as possible, and follow the COVID-19 guidelines established by the Ohio Department of Health and Governor DeWine. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Mendon United Methodist Church, 105 E. Market St., Mendon, OH 45862.  


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Calling Hours
August 21, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Mendon
311 Sunset Drive
Mendon, Ohio 45862

Funeral Service
August 22, 2020

11:00 AM
W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Mendon
311 Sunset Drive
Mendon, Ohio 45862

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