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Sylvia M. Butcher

August 20, 1929 — May 13, 2017

Sylvia Mae Butcher, 87, died Saturday (May 13, 2017) at her home in Newton.

She was born on August 20, 1929 in Kiowa, Kansas, the daughter of Royal I and Daissie M. Brown Johnson. Sylvia attended Washington Grade School and graduated from Newton High School.

She married Gerald R. “Jerry” Butcher on November 8, 1953 in Newton. He died on October 8, 2003.

Sylvia worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as a telephone operator-messenger. She had also worked for the Federal Government in the G.S.A. and I.R.S. agencies.

She was a longtime member of the First Christian Church, Order of Eastern Star, Social Order of the Beauceant and the American Legion Auxiliary all in Newton. Sylvia loved to travel as well spending time with the Red Hat Ladies.

Survivors include her nieces, Sharon Hamilton and husband Keith of Seattle, WA., Jamie Malone and husband James of Russell, KS; nephew Dale Butcher and wife Renne of Amarillo, TX; along with great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday (May 20, 2017) at the First Christian Church in Newton. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday 1:00pm until 8:00pm, where the family will receive friends from 7 til 8.

A memorial has been established with Caring Hands Humane Society, the Salvation Army and Newton Masonic Lodge. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.
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