pathway doorCALHOUN, Ky. (5/30/19) — Emma Butler, 98 of Calhoun died Tuesday, May 28 at Riverside Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Aug. 16, 1920 in Peru, Indiana to the late Harley Fred and Pansy Gladiolus Seltz Sullivan, Emma Elizabeth Sullivan was married to Irvin Daniel “Bud” Butler Nov. 30, 1941.

During Emma’s long life, she had been employed by Kingsbury Arsenal making artillery shells during World War II, was assistant director of the Miami County Indiana Tuberculosis Office, a quality inspector at AGP Plastics in Peru, and moved to Calhoun in 1994.

She was a member of the American Business Women’s Association, a Cub Scout Den Mother, a Demolay Mother, served as PTA president, a member of Fireman Ladies, a McLean County 4-H Volunteer and a member of the Christian Faith. Emma enjoyed her family first and foremost. She also enjoyed reading and listening to books, crocheting, knitting, sewing, ceramics, oil painting, cooking, traveling, swimming, dancing, music and playing both cards and board games.

Survivors include three sons (all of which served in the military), John Butler (Carol) of Radcliff, Jim Butler (Nancy) of Calhoun, and Jerry Butler of Peru; seven grandchildren, Chad Butler, Jeff Butler (Kim), Tracie Stancato (Michael), Kerri Hays, Shane Butler (Angelia Bray), Seth Butler (Tori) and Patrick Butler (April Humphrey); 12 great-grandchildren, Gabrielle Butler, Gavyn Butler, Kristopher Harshman (Bethan), Steven Harshman (Katherine), Elaura Fowle (Eric), Elizabeth Martin, Karson Stancato, Crosby Stancato, Parker Butler, Ian Butler, Alexis Humphrey and Ava Butler (soon to arrive); and three great-great-grandchildren, Lily, Kiri and Lisanna.

Service will be 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at Ever Rest Memorial Park in Logansport, Indiana. A visitation willb e 4 - 8 p.m. Friday at Muster Funeral Home in Calhoun.

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