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Margaret Butts

Aug 8th, 1924 - Nov 3rd, 2018

A private committal and inurnment in the St. Thomas Episcopal Church Columbarium was planned.


     Margaret Elizabeth Butts, age 94, of Flora, Illinois, and a former resident of San Diego, California, and Eugene, Oregon, passed away Saturday afternoon, November 3, 2018, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

     Margo was born August 8, 1924, in Phelps, New York, the daughter of the late Carlin & Alice (Chadwick) Smith.  She was married to Wally James Butts.

     Throughout her working life she was employed in secretarial positions.  Margo was a lifelong Episcopalian and a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Salem.  She will be remembered as a kind and gentle soul, and a caring mother and grandmother who loved her family.

     She is survived by 3 sons:  George Betts (Anita Boonen) of Raleigh, North Carolina, Michael Butts of Chula Vista, California, and David (Denise) Butts of Monroe, Georgia; 2 grandsons: Andrew (Julie) Betts and Adam (Laura) Betts; and 2 great-grandsons: Lee and Elliott.  She was preceded in death by 4 sisters including: Bertha Thompson, and also Minnie, Beulah, and Nellie.

     A private committal and inurnment in the St. Thomas Episcopal Church Columbarium was planned.  Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora assisted the family with arrangements.


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David & Jencie Thompson

November 6th

Sorry to hear of Margo’s passing. Sending Thoughts and prayers to the family. Enjoyed visiting with her. She was a sweet and precious lady. She will be missed.

Carroll Britton

November 7th

I am truly saddened to hear of Ms Margot's passing. She was a sweet, kind and funny lady. I enjoyed getting to know her at Heritage Woods.

Helen Markham

November 7th

She was a wonderful aunt and I'll miss her bunches. We had some memorable visits during her days at Heritage Woods with her sister (my mother) and our special friend, Linda. Mom and Aunt Margo were known as the "giggling sisters" in the days when Aunt Margo was new to Flora and they both still had their driving licenses. Aunt Margo was the last of the five Smith daughters, each one irreplaceable. My heart goes out to her three sons and their families.

Nancy Dehart

November 7th

It was an honor to serve Margo during her stay at Heritage Woods. Such a sweet soul.



David & Jencie a Thompson
Ken and Helen Markham
Kathy 'Gertie' Griffith
Debbie Thompson


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