Marilyn Morgan Butler, age 93, of rural Rockford, 

passed away Monday, August 17, 2020, at Vancrest 

Health Care Center in Van Wert.


She was born May 7, 1927, in Van Wert County, 

to Telford & Edith ( McGinnis ) Morgan.


Marilyn was the beloved wife of Charles "Irvin" Butler.  

They were married on February 23, 1947, and he 

preceded her in death August 24, 1999.


Surviving are their children: Dan Butler of Rockford, 

Jane Barber of Van Wert, Joan ( Steve ) Ditmer of 

Jacksboro, Tennessee, and Dennis ( Rose ) Butler 

of Rockford, brother & sister: Roger ( Lois ) Morgan 

of Hartford, Connecticut, and Janice ( Mike ) Spray 

of Van Wert, 9 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 

21 great grandchildren, 7 step-great grandchildren, 

and 3 great great grandchildren. 


Preceding her in death was a brother and his wife: 

Gordon and Charlotte Morgan.


A 1945 graduate of Ohio City-Liberty High School, Marilyn 

then attended International Business College in Fort Wayne.  

She had been a legal secretary for the former Walters & 

Young Law Office in Van Wert, and Attorney William Meikle 

in Celina.  Marilyn was also active in the farming business 

with her husband Irvin.


She was a diligent member of the Mendon United Methodist 

Church, serving there as both an organist and pianist, and 

was a member of the women's quilting group at the church.


Also busy within the Mendon community, Marilyn belonged 

to the Mendon Band Boosters, was an advisor for the Mendon 

Blue Ribbon 4-H Club, and assisted with preparing dinners for 

the Mendon Lions Club.  Marilyn loved to make quilts, cook, 

and can the vegetables she had grown in her garden.


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 22,

at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon, with

Pastor Lance Hostetler officiating.  Burial will follow at Tomlinson 

Cemetery in Union Township.


Calling Hours are 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 21, at the 

Funeral Home in Mendon.


Those attending are required to wear masks, asked to practice 

social distancing as much as possible, and follow the COVID-19 

guidelines established by the Ohio Department of Health and 

Governor DeWine.


Memorial Contributions may be made to the Mendon United 

Methodist Church.


Online condolences can be expressed to the Butler family 

at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.


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