Marcia Louella Butt, daughter of James A. and Mary E. Butt was born near
Branchville Perry County IN, January 24, 1876 and passed away at her home in
Diagonal, IA February 22, 1938 at the age of 62 years.
Mrs. Yaryan was the sixth child of a family of ten children. When she was four
years old the family moved from the origianl home to Gibson County, IN and in
1883 when she was almost eight years old she moved with her parents in covered
wagons to Jefferson Township, Ringgold County IA. In this immediate vicinity
she spent the remaining years of her life with the exception of two years in
May 8, 1901 she was united in marriage to John H. Yaryan, at Mt. Ayr IA. they
established their home at Knowlton, living there until they came to Diagonal
in 1918. To this union were born three children: Marie Louella, Ralph Watson,
and Jay Rew, Ralph dying at the age of five months.
Besides her husband and the children,she is survived by seven brothers and one
sister; Mrs. C. C. (Pearl) Ives, John H. Butt of Shannon, City IA, Theodore W. of
Wimbleton, ND, James Solomon of Peru, IA, Charles W of Minneapolis, MN, George W.,
Sidney E. and Edward M of Diagonal; also a number of nephews nieces and other
relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Francis
A., who died in 1883.
Mrs. Yaryan was a member of the Baptist church at Knowlton, and after the
discontinuance of that church she became affiliated with the Methodist church
at Knowlton and later the Diagonal Methodist church. She was a loving and
self-sacrificing wife and mother, finding her greatest pleasure in the service
of her own family, but never too busy to do what she could for her friends and
neighbors, assisting in times of sorrow and illness. She will be greatly
missed by her friends in the community, who recognize the loss of a true
friend and neighbor.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church with interment in the
Submission by Nancy Sackett, February of 2014