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Description: Obituary of Lawber, Martha Jane (Butler)Date: May 21 2008
Newspaper published in: Pittsfield
Page/Column: 11 / 3
Martha Jane (Butler) Lawber died in Quincy, Adams Co., IL @ Blessings Hospital @ 12:10 a.m., May 17, 2008. Martha was married to Carl Leroy Lawber, Sr. August 31, 1963 in Golden, Illinois, 44 blissful years ago. Martha Jane was the daughter of Silvan Ross and Vera Sara (Smith) Butler. She was born March 25, 1924 in Perry, Pike Co., IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, Anna Mae and Darliene Rosalee, and 2 brothers Fredrick Ross and Larry Smith Butler. She is survived by her husband, Carl of Pittsfield, her brother Robert Lee "Pete" (wife Betty) of Perry, her sisters-in-law Judy (Perry) and Thelma (Griggsville) Butler. their children Garry Lawber (wife Ida) of Barry, Margo (husband Merlyn) of Pleasant Hill, Sandra Ragan of San Antonio, TX., Carl Lawber, Jr., of Pittsfield, and Kenneth Lawber of Apple Valley, MN., several nieces and nephews, 13 grandchildren, and 33 great grandchildren. Carl and Martha were long time members of the Detroit Christian Church. The funeral service will held 10 am Tuesday (May 20,2008) at Airsman-Hires funeral chapel in Griggsville, the Reverend Keith Warner officiating. Internment will be at Dorsey Cemetery in Perry. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 PM on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Detroit Christian Church.