Edna “Marie” Butler, 97, of Winfield, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 31, 2019, at Cumbernauld Village.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home is 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, with family greeting visitors from 4 to 6.
A memorial has been established in Marie’s name for the Winfield Community Food Pantry. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.
Born Dec. 9, 1921, in Coldwater, Marie was a daughter of Loren Roy and Marie E. (Lohording) Lytle. She was raised and educated in southwest Kansas. She attended high school in Wilmore, Dodge City and Medicine Lodge, graduating from Medicine Lodge High School in 1940. In 1941, she moved to Winfield to study to be a nurse.
Marie married Lorane Wayne Butler on Dec. 16, 1943. The couple made their home in Winfield, and Marie remained in the home as a homemaker until the children were raised. She then worked as a laboratory assistant at Snyder Research Foundation for over 18 years until retiring in 1985. Mr. Butler preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 1969.
Marie was a member of Cornerstone Bible Fellowship as well as the Shady Ladies, a volunteer group at the church. She loved her children and family and enjoyed going out for coffee with them. She was a wonderful listener. Marie said one of her fondest memories was spending two weeks every summer when she was younger with her cousin, Betty Keech.
In addition to her parents and husband, Marie was preceded in death by her brother, Vernon Lytle; her sister, Betty May Harper; and a son, Lorane “Jay” Butler.
Her family includes her daughter, Linda Bowlby and husband Harvey, of Winfield; her son, Norman Butler and wife Janet, of Burden; her grandchildren, Loren Carl Butler, Brian Pike, Jason Pike, Jessica Pike, Kendra Baker, Chris Bowlby, Julie VanDeburgh, Dawn Marino, Scott Butler and Sarah Estenson; her 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.