Lois May Butcher, 81, of Springfield, IL formerly of Mt. Auburn, IL, passed away Friday, September 25, 2015 at 5:00 a.m. at St. Josephs Home in Springfield, IL. She was born September 10, 1934 in Edinburg, IL, the Daughter of Albert and Laura (Weeden) Yeaman. She graduated from Edinburg High School in 1946. She attended cosmetology school in Springfield, IL. On July 26, 1953 she married Robert E. Butcher of Mt. Auburn, IL at the Christian Church parsonage in Taylorville, IL; they were married for 61 years. Lois farmed with her husband, Robert “Bob”, in Mt. Auburn community until their retirement in 2008. A hi-light for her farming career was learning to drive a semi which she named “The Grape Ape” at the age of 67. Lois was a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Kedron Chapter #536 serving as it’s Worthy Matron three times. She was a member of the Mt. Auburn Nite Unit HCEA and served on the board of the Christian County HCEA and the Illinois State Board of HCEA. Lois was also a member of the Springfield Civic Garden Club and a member of Mt. Auburn Church of Christ. When she wasn’t farming, Lois loved to keep busy especially enjoying gardening, sewing, quilting, arts n crafts projects, reading a good book and going antiquing.
She is survived by her husband, Bob, three sons Mark (Stephanie), Greg (Jane), Wade and one Daughter, Karen (Travis) Wood. Her 12 Grandchildren; Klayton(Amanda) Butcher, Emily (Jacob) Krause, Sarah (Daniel) Welch, Katherine (Daniel) Stierwalt, Savannah, Riley, Chloe, Madeline, Hunter and Grace Butcher, Carson and Cade Day. Her twin brother, Lyle Yeaman and Several Nieces and Nephews. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers and sister-in-Laws Fred and Anita Yeaman, William “Bill” and Ruth “Poofy” Yeaman, half brother, Mike Shears, one grandson Kyle Butcher, one nephew Wesley Yeaman and one great nephew Adam Yeaman.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Mike Smith officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Mt. Auburn, IL. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville Order of the Eastern Star rights will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph’s Home 3306 S. 6th St. Springfield, IL 62703 or the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.