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Butler, Beverly Dorreen (Gunion) (1927 - 2022)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 6/26/2022 at 12:02:21

Name of deceased: Beverly Dorreen Butler (nee Gunion)

Aged: 95 yrs, 5 mo, 4 days

Residence: Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Born: Jan. 2, 1927; rural Churdan, Greene County, IA

Died: June 6, 2022; at home in Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Funeral services: Graveside: Friday, June 10, 2022; Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, IA

Survived by: Children, Sharon (Significant Other, John Ohlinger) Blum of Woodbine, IA, Pamela (spouse, Lawrence) Rold of Harlan, IA, Connie (spouse, Woody) De Forest of Woodbine, IA, Tom (spouse, Diane) Butler of Harlan, IA, and Scott (Significant Other, Linda Stuhr) Butler of Harlan, IA; 18 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Homer Sylvester and Olive Esther (nee Smith) Gunion; husband of 74 years, Cyril T. Butler (deceased May 6, 2020); brother, Vernon Gunion; grandson, Adam Rold; great-grandson, Jason Hald; great-granddaughter, Charley Falkena; great-great-granddaughter, Paisley Rief

Education: Attended country schools and the Churdan (IA) Public School

Religious affiliation: no information provided

Military service: n/a

Marriage: Cyril “Cy” Thomas Butler; July 20, 1945; Jefferson, Greene County, IA

Employment: Worked in the housekeeping department in the hospital in Jefferson, IA until after her marriage; she was then employed as a cook at the Jefferson (IA) Public School until the couple moved to Harlan, IA, in early 1960. Bev held several different jobs in Harlan before being employed as a clerk at Farner’s Department Store, where she worked for many years.

Hobbies/Interests: Loved to cook and enjoyed treating family and friends to her excellent food, particularly her sugar cookies; loved animals, wild and tame, but especially loved cats

Sources: kjan.com; burmeisterjohannsen.com


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