Margaret Butler


Margaret Ann Butler, age 77, of Centerville, passed away Monday, January 03, 2022 at MercyOne Medical Center, Long Term Care in Centerville.

Margaret was born on December 23, 1944 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Ted Lewis Justice Abbott and Melinda Louisa (Cline) Abbott.  She attended Centerville schools.  Margaret was united in marriage to Clifford Eudean “Dean” Butler on October 29, 1960 in Seymour, Iowa.

Margaret was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.  She was previously a member of both the Methodist Church in Albia and Seymour Methodist Church.  Currently, she was a member of the Drake Avenue Christian Church in Centerville.  Recently, she resided at MercyOne Medical Center, Long Term Care, where the staff, along with EveryStep Hospice of Centerville took great care of her.

Left to cherish Margaret are her husband, Dean Butler of Centerville; her children, Victoria (Tom) Cranston of Keswick, Iowa, Deana (Gordy) Edwards of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Teddy (Sherry) Butler of Rineyville, Kentucky, Tammy (Eric) Hendricks of Centerville, Iowa and Timothy (Colleen) Butler of Centerville, Iowa; a sister, Joyce (Ed) Boone of Washington, Iowa; grandsons, Josh (Shannon) Sinnott, Curtis Sinnott, Joey (Rachael) Kruzich, Teddy (Megan) Butler, Michael (Emily) Butler, Nicholas “Boo” Jewett, Skylar (Amber) Randall; granddaughters, Makenzie (Chase) Exline, Mindy Butler, Taylor Ann Hendricks, Kimie Butler, Hannah Butler, Tayler Jewett, Bryanna Popejoy, Camille Hendricks, Victorya (Tori) Butler; twelve great grandchildren, Colton, Owen, Ryan, Ava, Autumn, Sinder, AysaLynn, Trevor, Ayla, Liam, Johnathan, and Jayden; as well as several extended family members.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Melinda Abbott; her grandparents; her brother, Jerry Wayne Abbott; a sister, Roberta “Tootie” Glascock; and an infant miscarried child.

Funeral services will be held at 10AM, Friday, January 7, 2022 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Brian Hargrave officiating.  Burial will follow the service at Shriver Cemetery near Harvard, Iowa.  Visitation will take place Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, with the family greeting friends from 6-8PM.  Memorials have been established to EveryStep Hospice or Drake Avenue Christian Church, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, ATTN: Butler family, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at or on our funeral home Facebook page.

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