Marion Jean Butts, age 89, of Odin, Illinois passed away at 6:30 p. m. Friday, December 16, 2016 at SSM Health Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
Funeral services will be at a later date.
Marion was born on June 9, 1927 in Marion County, Illinois to Theodor and Elna (Drewes) Moeller. She married Harold Benjamin Butts on December 1, 1946 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural St. Peter. She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, St. Paul ladies aid and the Patoka American Legion post# 543. Marion worked for Southwestern Bell in St. Louis, Missouri for over 30 years.
Marion is survived by her two daughters, Esther VanBuskirk (husband Gary) of Odin, Illinois, Christine Prager (husband Frank) of Dorsey, Illinois; one brother, Eugene Moeller (wife Betty) of Altamont, Illinois; 2 grandchildren, Paul and Jimmy Prager.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodor and Elna Moeller; her husband, Harold B. Butts; 2 brothers, Floyd and Theodor Moeller; four sisters, Vera Moeller, Bernice Sachan, Evelyn Hencke and Judith English.