Francis M. Butcher, 97, of Sawyerville passed away at 9:00 AM, Thursday, March 31st at his residence.
He was born December 13, 1913, in Buxton, IA, son of the late R.W. Butcher & Ethel (Chambers) Butcher. He married Ann (Wallace) Butcher on March 8, 1937 in East Saint Louis, IL. She preceded him in death on November 24, 1996. He retired as quality control manger at McDonnell Douglas. He was a former Scout Master and Cub Master, former Mine Safety Inspector, and a retired Elder from Community of Christ Church in Sawyerville, IL.
He was preceded in his death by parents, R.W. Butcher & Ethel (Chambers) Butcher; spouse, Ann (Wallace) Butcher; sister, Ruth Holden.
Surviving relatives include son – Daryl (Spouse, Carolyn) Butcher of La Habra, CA; 2 Nieces – Myrna Throne, Arlene Holden.
Visitation will be on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld, IL from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM.
Funeral will be on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, IL. Minister will be Elder Thurman Parish. Burial will be at Benld Cemetery, Benld, IL.
Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com
Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.