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Marion G. Butterfield

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Marion G. Butterfield

STERLING – Marion G. Butterfield, 95, of Sterling, formerly of Dixon, passed away at 5:10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Coventry Living Center in Sterling.

She was born Jan. 6, 1919, in Chicago, to Percy and Mary (Hill) Glessner. She married George E. Butterfield on Sept. 4, 1939, in Harmon. He preceded her in death.

She graduated from Eldena Grade School and Dixon High School. She had been employed by the Freeman Shoe Co. during World War II, and had been an administrative assistant at the Lee County Tuberculosis office.

In addition to enjoying her work, Marion was committed to her family, and loved to cook and entertain for family holidays and events. She also served as an election judge, and volunteered at local elementary schools.

She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (Larry) Buffington of Milledgeville, and Gayle (Tim) Westerberg of Dillon, Colorado; five grandchildren, Deanna Millhouse, Brad Buffington, Daniel Johnson, Mackenzie Jones, and McCabe Jones; two great-grandchildren, Lara and Nicholas Johnson; numerous nieces and nephews; three stepgrandchildren, Wendy (Matt) Schwartz, Brian (Katie) Westerberg, and Rachel (Jeremy) Hurshman; and four step-great-grandchildren, Sadie and Abigail Schwartz, and Talley and Drue Westerberg.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Janet Hanson; one sister, Janet Peaslee; and one brother, Wendell Glessner.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon, with the Rev. Steve Casey officiating. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. Family members and friends will be pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Dixon Veterans Memorial, Hospice of the Rock River Valley, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Visit chapelhilldixon.com to send condolences.

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