Janet M. Butler

Born: Mon., Jan. 3, 1944
Died: Wed., Dec. 23, 2020


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Janet M. Butler, age 76, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at her home surrounded by family.  She was born on January 3, 1944 in Beardstown, IL to Leland and Lorene Myers Butler.  She married Konrad Butler on April 3, 1961 in Pittsfield, IL and he preceded her in death on January 23, 2016.

Janet attended school in Pittsfield, and after marrying Konrad, they started a family. She was a loyal military wife who worked various jobs and supported her husband’s military career while travelling Europe and raising six children. Janet was very creative and brilliant at designing floral arrangements, even owning her own business at one time.  Janet had a passion for gardening and enjoyed tending her flowers and landscaping and creating a haven for birds in her yard. She loved antiques and was an avid collector and also enjoyed buying and selling her finds.  Janet was a compassionate woman and truly devoted to her family.  She was very giving and loved spoiling her grandchildren while teaching them morals.

She is survived by two sons, Gary (Tina) Butler of Napoleon, MO and Darren (Shannon) Butler of Lebanon, MO; four daughters, Ann (Shannon) Butler-Jones of Pittsfield, IL, Cheryl Butler of Pittsfield, IL, Christine (Tibi) Zsapka of Fort Worth, TX, and Connie (Lonnie) Cook of Eldridge, MO; twenty grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; one brother, Clayton Butler of Pittsfield, IL; one sister, Judy Fox of Pittsfield, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Konrad Butler; a grandson in infancy, Cale Broderick Shelton; sister, Joyce (Gene) Ruble; and brother-in-law, Robert Fox; and nephew, Jeff Fox.

Funeral services will be held privately and cremation rites have been accorded.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Pike County Honor Flight.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Janet's memory to the following organization:

Pike County Honor Flight

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raymona swearingian
   Posted Wed December 23, 2020
so sorry for your loss she is a beautiful lady and she will be missed dearly love and prayers to all

John and Stephanie Myers
   Posted Fri December 25, 2020
She was such a wonderful lady. I didn't make it to Pittsfield much, but I thought of her often. I always appreciated how she listened to me and made me feel right at home whenever we were together. I know she will be missed by many.

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