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Inza M. Butler

Susan Price (View posts)
Posted: 26 Mar 2001 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Butler, Havens, Thompson, Patterson, Brown, Gerdes, Russell, Place
My great-grandmother Martha Lee clipped this obiturary from a newspaper, she lived in Albany, but I am not sure which newspaper this comes from or the date of the paper.
Mrs. Inza M. Butler, 82 years of age, well-known resident of this community, died at 7:40 o'clock Christmas evening at the home of her son, Wm. G. Butler, south of Albany.
Inza M. Butler, the daughter of Gordon D. and Sarah Havens was born Feb. 28, 1872, in Tazwell county, Va. She attended the schools there and at the age of 16 settled in Mooresville, Mo., with her family. Several years later she moved with her family to Gentry county, Mo., where she lived the rest of her life.
In the year 1904, she married Granville Butler and they made their home on his farm seven miles south of Albany. To this union was born one child, a son, William G. Butler, in whose home she passed away.
Her husband, Granville Butler, preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 1912. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William G. Butler, of Albany. She had two brothers, Eli Havens, who preceded her in death, and Ell Havens, of Pattonsburg; three sisters, Mrs. J.O. Thompson and Miss Alice Havens, of Albany, and Mrs. Eliza Patterson of Kansas City. Also surviving her are three grandchildren, Mrs. Bob Brown of Des Moines, Ia., Mrs. Ozzie Gerdes of Inkster, Mich., and Mrs. William Russell of St. Joseph, and one great-grandchild, David Alan Place. Friends, neighbors and other relatives make up the host of dear friends who will mourn her passing.
Mrs. Butler was a member of the Mt. Zion church and later the Albany Presbyterian church. She channeled her civic activities thru the Home Circle Farm club. She lent her full support to all projects for community betterment. She maintained a cheerful disposition throughout her period of illness. Her love for people and their love for her expressed itself abundantly through their many visits and acts of kindness and affection. Above other things she loved children and flowers. These will long remain a monument of remembrance to her tender concern for life and nature.
Funeral services were held from the Brooks Funeral Home in Albany, Monday afternoon at 3:00 p.m., with the Rev. Theodore Sperduto of the First Presbyterian church in Albany officiating, assisted by the Rev. Zechariah Ogden. Interment was in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
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Susan Price 26 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT 
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