Maude Ellen Butts, 96, went to be with the Lord at 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at the Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville. Maude was born December 30, 1917 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Harley Earl & Julia Ann (Bixler) Marker.
Maude was preceded in death by her husband Raymond O. Butts to whom she had been married for 67 years; and four daughters Carolyn, Jane, and Marilyn Butts and Elaine Smith.
Maude is survived by daughters, Dorothy A. Beck of Troy, Billie Raye (Carl) Hess of Yoder, Indiana; son, Ray E. "Dean" (Susan) Butts of Greenville, son-in-law Jack Smith of Piqua; ten grandchildren, Rev. Stephen (Amy) Anthony, of Toledo, Ronald (Deb) Anthony, of Piqua, Tricia (Marty) Sutter of Marysville, Stephanie (Scott) Snell of Greenville, Denea (Brian) Collier of Toledo, Alisa (Stuart) Beisner of Versailles, Ryan (Kurstin) Butts of Ballwin, Missouri, and Gary (Brenda) Hess, Linda (Gary) Hitzeman and Dean (Laurel) Hess all of Indiana; twelve great-grandchildren and thirteen great-great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Mowery of West Carrollton; brothers, Otha Marker and Russel "Ike" Marker both of Greenville; and many nieces and nephews.
Maude was an active member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Greenville where she was a Sunday School Teacher, Deaconess and choir member. Maude retired from Neff Lettering after being a supervisor for 30 years. Maude was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Stephen Anthony officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com