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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Meadville resident Lois Butterfield, 91, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

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  • Lois Butterfield, 91, a resident of Meadville, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Lutheran Nursing Home, Concordia, Mo.
    Helen Lois was born the daughter of Paul and Mary (Stinson) Nighswonger on Sept. 4, 1921, in Viola, Kan. On Jan. 27, 1945, she married Gene Butterfield, who preceded her in death on July 11, 2008.
    Mrs. Butterfield was a homemaker. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Meadville, where she served as organist for over forty years. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Home Culture Club, Meadville.
    Survivors include one son, Larry Butterfield, Brentwood; one daughter, Cheryl Cooper, Chandler, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Betsy Webb and husband, Ryan, Kirkwood, Katie Butterfield, Brentwood, Brent Cooper and wife, Kathy, Concordia, and Kristen Swigert and husband, Scott, Windsor; six great grandchildren, Cailey Cooper, Cameron Cooper, and Cate Cooper, Concordia, Makayla Swigert and Barr Swigert, Windsor, and Samantha Webb, Kirkwood; two brothers, Lester Nighswonger and wife, Phyllis, Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Roger Nighswonger and wife, Linda, Cypress, Texas; and one sister, Pat Kirby and husband, Jack, Georgetown, Texas.
    Her parents; one brother, Doel Nighswonger; a daughter-in-law, Lainie Butterfield; and a son-in-law, David Cooper, also preceded her in death.
    A funeral service will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., at the United Methodist Church, Meadville, with Pastor Richard Casady officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. until service time, at the church.
    Burial will be in the Meadville Cemetery, Meadville, Mo.
    Memorials to the Meadville United Methodist Church or the Meadville Cemetery may be left at the church or mailed to Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.
    Arrangements are under the direction of Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, Brookfield.

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