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Sutton Memorial Home
Saturday October 1st, 2016
10:00am

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Robert E. Butcher

Robert E. Butcher, 81, of Springfield, IL formerly of Mt. Auburn, IL passed away at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, September 26, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Home in Springfield, IL. Robert “Bob” was born on May 22, 1935 in Taylorville, IL the son of Leroy and Ilah (White) Butcher. He graduated from Mt. Auburn High School in 1953. He married Lois M. Yeaman of Edinburg on July 26, 1953 at the Christian Church parsonage in Taylorville. They were married for 61 years. Lois passed away on September 25, 2015 after a brief illness. Bob farmed all his life in the Mt. Auburn area before retiring in 2008. He served in the U.S. Army and then he served in the Army Reserves. He was a member of the Mt. Auburn Christian Church and a life time member of Kedron Lodge in Mt. Auburn. He served on the boards of the Mt. Auburn Fire District and First National Bank of Mt. Auburn. In his spare time, Bob enjoyed going to livestock shows. He was on the committee that was instrumental in renewing the 4-H Livestock Auction at the Christian County Fair.

Bob is survived by his children; Mark (Stephanie), Greg (Jane), Wade and, Karen (Travis) Wood, 12 grandchildren Klayton (Amanda) Butcher, Emily (Jacob) Krause, Sarah (Daniel) Welch, Katie (Danny) Stierwalt, Savannah, Riley, Chloe, Madeline, Hunter, and Grace Butcher, Carson and Cade Day, six great grandchildren, a twin brother, William “Bill” (Mary Sue) Butcher, and Several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife Lois, His parents and one grandson Kyle Butcher.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2016 at with Masonic services at 7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will be on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Mike Smith officiating. Burial will be held in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Mt. Auburn, IL

Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph’s Home in Springfield 3306 S. Sixth St. Springfield, Illinois 62702

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.


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Expression of Sympathy Sep 30 2016 12:00 AM

Condolences to the family:

The ancient man of faith, Job, raised this question at Job 14:14 "If a man dies, can he live again? . . . . ."

He went on in verse 15to answer his own question by saying to GOD, "You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands."

How well Jobs words harmonizes with Jesus words at John 5:28, 29: "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, . . . . .".

These inspired words were written for the comfort and hope of the bereaved. May this grand resurrection hope bring Mr. Butcher's family the measure of comfort that they require to get through this short period of darkness.

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W McNeal Sep 28 2016 12:00 AM

My sisters Linda and Sarah, and I, would like to take this opportunity to send our condolences and deepest sympathies to Mark, Greg, Wade and Karen and their families on the loss of their father. We will remember him fondly; may he rest in peace.

Tom Kidd Sep 28 2016 12:00 AM

Dear, Mark, Greg, Wade, Karen and Families., Stan, the Boys and I regret that we will not be able to attend services for your dad. You willl be in our thoughts and prayers. Having your mom and dad as our neighbors enriched our lives in so many ways! One grand benefit was meeting each of you and your families. Thank you for welcoming us in gracious and kind ways. We believe the gift of Lois and Bob in our lives was life changing in so many ways: from a new perspective on how a Christmas table could be set with gorgeous china, crystal and silver fit for the Royal (Butcher) family, to the sport of dressing a chicken in the back yard, to the joy of watching a Boston chase a squirrel up a tree to, to seeing a basement filled with hundreds of table size Christmas trees for the less fortunate, to Wednesday night 'date night' to Saturday night Moutain Dew wth vodka (yuck) on the rocks, to our favorite--a rap on the back door--what followed may have been a smile, funny story, tears or just the need for a hug--how blessed we were! Thank you for the gift of your parents as our neighbors! Stanley, Mary Jo, Michael and David Wasser

The Wasser Family Sep 27 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Butcher

The Wasser Family Sep 27 2016 12:00 AM