Beulah Marie Butler, age 87, of Versailles, Illinois passed away at 6:20 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.
She was born July 16, 1934 in Cooperstown, Illinois the daughter of Everett Albert and Georgia Lillian Dieterich Baker. She married James E. Butler on October 3, 1954 in Beardstown, Illinois and he preceded her in death on January 21, 2000. Mrs. Butler attended LaGrange School in Brown County.
Beulah worked at Wells-Lamont in Beardstown, Illinois before devoting her whole life to being a farmer. She loved her heritage, her family, anything western and all animals, especially horses. Beulah enjoyed country music, especially Don Williams and in earlier years performed at local venues with her sisters, Bonnie and Mardilee, and they were known as “The Baker Sisters”.
Survivors include 2 children James A. Butler (Lynn) of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and Cathy McIntosh of Lincoln, Illinois. 5 grandchildren Diane McKeever (Nick) of Edwards, Illinois, Curt and Sean McIntosh of Lincoln, Illinois, Katie Fitzpatrick of Illiopolis, Illinois and Eileen Butler of Boston, Massachusetts. 6 great grandchildren Jace, Brayden and Mackenzie McIntosh all of Lincoln, Illinois, Alyssa Jo Connell of Lincoln, Illinois, Delaney McKeever of Edwards, Illinois and Huston Fitzpatrick of Illiopolis, Illinois. 1 sister-in-law Sharon J. Baker of Mt. Sterling also survives along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 2 brothers Everett “Shorty” Baker and Lyle Marvin Baker and 5 sisters Bonnie Culves, Mardilee Lawson, Margie Koenig, Lillian Jones and Ruthie VanDeventer. Beulah was the last member of her immediate family.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Mr. Tad Sorrells officiating.
The services will also be broadcast live on her obituary page at the funeral home website, hendrickerfuneralhome.com.
Burial will follow in the Versailles West Side Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Casual attire is suggested for those attending the services.
Memorials are suggested to Brown County Ambulance Service or the Versailles Senior Citizens Center.
Condolences for the family may be left on line at hendrickerfuneralhome.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.
To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.
Versailles Senior Center
Versailles IL 62378
Brown County Ambulance Service