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Viola Butler

April 25, 1929 — April 21, 2013

Obituary for Viola Butler

4/25/1929 – 4/21/2013
Viola J. Butler age 83, of rural Stanton, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at her home. She was born on April 25, 1929, in Ionia, the daughter of William & Ladema D. (Hansen) Peterman.
Surviving is one daughter and son in law, Sandra & Albert Hough of Stanton, 3 grandchildren, June & Todd McMeeken of Belding, Walter & Karen Hough of Belding, John Hough of Sheridan, 5 great grandchildren, Jenny Lasko, Michelle Lasko, Zach Hough, Emily Cloudman, Holden Hough, 5 great great grandchildren, Adam Lasko, Kaleb & Jake Hayward, Brailen & Owen Cloudman, 1 sister, Wanda Reynolds of Ionia, 1 brother in law, Jim & Donna Butler of Stanton, 1 sister in law, Hallie Butler of Blanchard, nieces & nephews, Sherry & John Lake of W. Virginia, Jimmy & Debbie Lake of Florida, Rocky & Joanne Reynolds of Gowen, Lorrie & Jim Nicholson of Spring Lake plus many other nieces and nephews.
Viola was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Butler who she married on April 29, 1967 and he died in 1991. Also preceding her in death were her parents, sister and brother in law, Betty & Bill Lake and a brother in law, Stanley Reynolds.
A longtime resident of the Stanton area, Vi worked at the Greenville Wolverine glove shop and then at Wolverine Worldwide Shoe Company for a total of 37 years. She was a life member of the VFW Post 5065 of Sheridan and a member of the Stanton American Legion Post 452 Auxiliary, where she was very active in providing many luncheons and shopping for the Vets Home in Grand Rapids. Her pies were fought over in bidding at the Legion fundraisers. She was a good friend to many and was always ready for a camping trip, shopping or yard sales with her daughter and sister. She enjoyed getting flowers, watching the humming birds, but most of all, spending time with her grandchildren and the little ones. She was very proud to have been a fifth generation three times and always looked forward to the Hansen reunions. In addition, she enjoyed playing cards with her good friends, Dick & Katie Jamison.
Memorial services beginning at 11:00 A.M. will be held at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 with Pastor Kenneth Harger officiating.
In keeping with Viola’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will not be any visitation held.
For those desiring to do so, the family has suggested memorial considerations can be made to the Stanton American Legion Post 452 Auxiliary. There will be envelopes available at the funeral home.
On 4/22/2013 Nita Russell said:
I will remember Aunt Vi always looking at me with a big smile. And what a great laugh she had too! She has reunited with Uncle Ray. What a great time they must be having! What we have once loved we never lose!
On 4/23/2013 Steve & Marilyn Chapin Chapin said:
We will all miss Vi so very much. What a treasure she was to everyone. Our prayers go out to your entire family and so sorry we cannot be there for you. Sincerely and with love. Marilyn and Steve
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