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Lois Marie Butts

Lois Marie Butts, 80, formerly of DeGraff, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, January 30th, in Lebanon.

She was born August 5th, 1933 in Cleveland, a daughter of the late Roy H. and Nellie Marie Egolf Rock.

On July 11th, 1953, she married James Harrison Butts in Cleveland and he died September 16th, 1969. She was also preceded in death by a Sister; Martha Jane Rock and a Brother; David S. Rock.

Survivors include Daughter; Carolyn (Wade) Frank and her family James, Alexander and Adam Frank all of Lebanon, Daughter; Cynthia (Gary) Hoekstra of Wittenberg, WI and her family, Desiree (Donnie) Howell, Cullen, Reagan and Hartlyn Howell all of Loxley, AL, Aaron Hoekstra of Robertsville, AL and Jeremy (Alyssa) Hoekstra and Quintin of Silverhill, AL.

She and Jim spent the first several years of their married life in Cleveland where she was Executive Secretary to the CEO of Carnegie Steel. In 1964, they moved to Quincy and then in 1968, to DeGraff. In 1996, after retiring from JTPA in Bellefontaine, she moved to Grant's Pass, OR, where she resided until 2012. She made many wonderful friends and enjoyed many new experiences and a wonderful retirement in the Great Northwest.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4th at Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff, with words of comfort by Randy Satterfield and Greg Swenson. Burial will follow in the Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, February 3rd from 5-7:30 p.m.

Condolences may be expressed at www.timeformemory.com/madden

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