Sharon L. Butler

May 06, 1932 - June 12, 2020

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Tuesday, June 16, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
St. John Lutheran Church, 301 South Oak Street, Kendallville


Tuesday, June 16, 2:00 PM
St. John Lutheran Church, 301 South Oak Street, Kendallville


Sharon L. Butler, 88, of Kendallville died Friday, June 12, 2020, at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville.

She was born May 6, 1932, in Garrett to Alfred N. and Ardella (Diederich) Rahrig.

On May 25, 1957, in Garrett she married Floyd A. Butler. He preceded her in death on October 29, 2018.

She had worked as a secretary at I&M Electric Company and retired from Eaton Corporation in Kendallville.

She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville.

Sharon enjoyed scrapbooking, traveling, listening to all kinds of music, being outdoors, and tending to her flowers. Her greatest enjoyment in life was being a Grandma and attending all of their school and special events.

Surviving are a daughter, Nancy (Joe) Taylor of Kendallville; two sons, Jeffrey B. (Kathlene) Butler of Kendallville and Scott (Carla) Butler of Kendallville; seven grandchildren, Brittany (Aaron) Meyer of Dickinson, North Dakota, Ben (Kelcie) Taylor of Avilla, Sam Taylor of Indianapolis, Kyle (Oakleigh Collier) Butler of Indianapolis, Damon Butler of Kendallville, Lauren (Grey Fox) Butler of Denver, Colorado, and Megan Butler of Kendallville; three great-grandchildren, Lyric Alyse Meyer, Archer Flynn Meyer, and Elliott Rose Taylor; and two brothers, Jack (Alice) Rahrig of Turkey Lake, Hudson and Jim (Judy) Rahrig of Garrett.

She was also preceded in death by two half-sisters, Treva Lovette and Kate Burtch.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 301 South Oak Street, Kendallville with Rev. Philip Rigdon of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville officiating. Masks are recommended, but not mandatory.

Burial will be at Lake View Cemetery.

A live broadcast of the service will be available for viewing on the Young Family Funeral Home Facebook page Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Preferred memorials are to St. John Lutheran Church.

Honorary pallbearer is Aaron Meyer. Active pallbearers are Ben Taylor, Sam Taylor, Kyle Butler, Damon Butler, and Grey Fox.

Visitation is Tuesday, June 16, 2020, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the church, following social distancing practices.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Chris Burchett
June 19th, 2020 11:37am
Howe, In.

Jeff, Scott & Nancy - I was so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She was always so nice and made me feel welcome when I was at your house on Main street growing up. Lots of good memories. You will all be in my prayers.

Diane Leighty
June 19th, 2020 1:48am

So sorry to hear about your mother. She was a wonderful nice lady. I enjoyed talk to her when I would see her. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you all!!🙏🏻

Cathy Michelbrink
June 17th, 2020 3:20pm

May God grant you all His peace during this time.

Dorothy & Roger Mertz
June 16th, 2020 8:31pm

Lovely service and tribute to your mom !

Christine Shambo
June 16th, 2020 5:07pm
Highlands Ranch, CO

Aunt Sharon has such a special place in my heart - my Mom (Charlene Lovette Schafer) was so close to her growing up and always made a point to visit with her whenever we came to Indiana. She was such a caring woman - whenever I talked with her she made me feel so special. She was so engaging and "all in". Her weekly Sunday dinners she had for the family have always been inspirational to me and I strive to do that with my family. She made a positive impact to all she touched! Very special woman!!!! I love you, Aunt Sharon!

Mark and Elainey Richardson
June 16th, 2020 3:58pm
Englewood FL

Our hearts and hugs go out to you all! We have many wonderful memories of being neighbors and friends! Please know that our thoughts are with you. Rest in peace, Sharon. Knowing that you are with Floyd once again makes our sadness easier to bear.

Mike and Wendy Biddle
June 16th, 2020 11:23am
Rome City

So sorry for your loss. We are praying for God to give you comfort through this difficult time.

Karen and Ed Matthias
June 15th, 2020 6:51pm
Lebanon Ohio

Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Darrell and Laura CAmpbell
June 15th, 2020 2:05am
Mahomet, IL

We are so sorry to hear about Sharon. She was a dear friend to our mother, Pat. Her sweet nature and lovely smile will always be remembered! We know she is with our Lord!

Belinda Corps
June 14th, 2020 8:43pm

To all the Family Members: so very sorry for your loss. A sweet, true servant of the Lord who will certainly be missed by many. When I was a child my family sat near Sharon and Floyd in the 8 AM service at St. John. Later I worked with Sharon on Funeral dinners. The loving fellowship was wonderful. A Blessing to us all.

Connie and Dave Cole
June 14th, 2020 7:43pm

We are sorry for the grief that lays heavy in your heart. Sharon was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many.

Mark & Barbara Schuyler
June 14th, 2020 5:02pm

Truly sorry for your loss. Condolences to the Butler family. Sharon & Floyd we're super people and it was an honor to have them as friends.

Kelly (Simmons) Walkup
June 14th, 2020 12:56am

I am really sorry for your loss. Such a sweet lady. You were a great family to live across the street from. Many wonderful memories of your mom and dad as well as the fun times we had as kids. My sympathies to all!

Linda Messer
June 13th, 2020 10:20pm

Sharon was a special lady enjoyed our lunches she will be missed

Judith Parish
June 13th, 2020 5:21pm
Medina, Ohio

Sharon was a special woman. I so enjoyed our times together. With my special thoughts.