Josephine W. Butler, 96

February 09, 2011
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FEB. 26, 1914-FEB. 7, 2011

Josephine Wilhelmina Butler, 96, of Little Elliott Drive, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at NMS Healthcare of Hagerstown.

Born Thursday, Feb. 26, 1914, in Tuxedo, Md., she was the daughter of the late Joseph B. Owens and the late Willhelmina Elizabeth L. Arnold Owens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl P. Butler, in 1966.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Riverdale, Md., the Riverdale Homemakers, and the Canasta Kids and the Hyattsville Horticulture Club.

She is survived by her daughter, Joanne M. Wimmer, of Hagerstown; brother, Edward Owens of Silver Spring, Md.; 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy A. Arnold, and sons, William C., Joseph B. and Charles E. Butler, and brother Benjamin Owens.

Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at 2 p.m. from the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with Pastor Gary Zook officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, and one hour prior to the service.

Interment will at the Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md., on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at 11 a.m.

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