JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Uncle Wash" Butler Dies; Rites Sunday

Washington Webster Butler, known as "Uncle Wash" died at the home of 
his eldest son, P.L. Butler, southeast of Wayne City at 9 a.m., 
Thursday, at the age of 84 years, 11 months and 17 days.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Laird church 
southeast of Bluford.  The Rev. John Samford will officiate and burial 
will take place at a nearby cemetery.

Mr. Butler is survived by his wife, Lousetta, nine children, 22 
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

His sons are P.L. Butler of Wayne City, Walker Butler of Rochelle, 
Herbert Butler of Mt. Pleasant, Ia., Monroe Butler, somewhere in the 
Pacific.  The daughters are Lena Vance and Maude Whalen of Bluford, 
Gladys Young of Nason, Grace Young of Fairfield and Nellie Schmidt of 
Burlington, Ia.  Two sisters, Minnie Draper of Wayne City and Nan Casey 
of Jonesboro, Ark., also survive.

Mr. Butler had seven grandsons serving in the armed forces.

The body was taken from the Keenes Funeral Home this morning to the 
home of his son, P.L. Butler where it will remain until the funeral 
hour.

**Note from Sandy:
My great grandfather died 2 Nov 1944 and is buried at Laird Cemetery, 
Jefferson Co, IL.  He was born 19 Nov 1859 in Jackson Co, TN.  He was 
the son of Franklin Walker Butler and Lucinda Montgomery.

Source: Newspaper clipping from my grandmother
Date: 1 Nov 1944
Submitted by: Sandy (Whalen) Bauer
Relationship - Great granddaughter
 

 

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