Edna Louise Butler

September 8, 1921 - December 13, 2013
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Edna Louise Butler

Belvidere, ILEdna Louise Butler, 92, of Belvidere, IL passed away Friday, December 13, 2013 in Northwoods Care Center after a lingering illness. Edna was born September 8, 1921 in Wayne City, IL the daughter of William and Josie (Withrow) Austin. She married M. Willard Butler on April 13, 1939 in Wayne City. Edna owned several restaurants in Belvidere and Poplar Grove. She loved playing cards and bingo. She was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion and was a life member of the VFW Auxiliaries.Edna is loved and will be missed by her children, Velma (Jerry) Knox, Dixie (Joe) Kirk, Phyllis Boardman, Raetta Wille and Bill (Sue Shere) Butler all of Belvidere, Donna (Bernie) Grotheer of Bossier City, LA, Carolyn (Roy) Brening, Genoa, IL, Connie (Dennis) Norris of Ocalla, FL, Melvin (Peggy) Butler of Whitesboro, TX, Marvin (Jean) Butler of Rockford, IL. Edna is also survived by 34 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Jo (Robert) Bruce of Fairfield, IL and son in-law, Lyle Sherman. Edna is preceded in death by her parents; husband. Willard Butler; daughter, Linda Sherman; granddaughter, Jenny Nguyen; brothers, Bill Jr., Eldon, Hobert, Lee Austin.

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Funeral services will be held at Noon, Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL with Rev. Allan Buss officiating. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


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Born: September 8, 1921
Died: December 13, 2013

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Morgan Davis posted on 12/14/13

For all the friends and family of Edna. Love to you all.


Sharon & Judy Kissner posted on 12/16/13

We are so sorry for your loss . May our wonderful Lord wrap His arms around you & comfort you during this time . Please know that you are In our prayers.


Raetta Wille posted on 12/16/13

Mom you will be missed by many but never forgotten. I will miss our Friday nights out for dinner than going back to Dixie's to play cards. I know you enjoyed going on the bus trips. I know you were looking forward to have lobster after my Christmas party, Phyllis said she is still going to bring iit to you. I love you and yes I will miss you but now you un peace. Kick some butt up in heaven twith all the card and bingo player I know you will run circles around them all...love you.


Bert Thornton posted on 12/15/13

Deepest sympathy to all of Edna's families. She will be missed; but loved forever.


Brenda Douglas posted on 12/14/13

May you be resting in the arms of our Lord and be watching our family as we go on without you.


Eddie Davis posted on 12/14/13

Gramma you were one very tough woman, I will always charish the memories of the times we played cards and the smiles it brought to your face, I love you and you will be missed


Beverley and Rich Roeschel posted on 12/14/13

So honored that we were able to meet your Mom and she got to go on our bus trips. May she rest in peace. She was a very sweet person


Michelle posted on 12/14/13

I will miss you dearly Grandma. xoxo to all of my Butler family.


Vern ,Phyllis Eklund posted on 12/17/13

Velma - sorry to hear of your loss.


Raetta Wille posted on 12/14/13

I love you and miss you!


Sierra posted on 12/14/13

I love you


Skylar Davis posted on 12/14/13

I love you great grandma


Toria Funderburg posted on 12/17/13

Edna, was a fun loving lady who shared her joy of bowling and bingo with all those around her. May she continue to spread laughter on her journey home to the Lord. To live until age 92 is truly a blessing. There are so many memories your family will have of you to share.My condolences to the whole family.Sincerely, Toria