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Obituary: Ruth Butler, Columbus

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Ruth E. Butler, 93, of Columbus passed away at 1:28 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2013, at Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation.

Ruth was born September 4, 1920 in Bartholomew County to the late John Adam and Mammie Rambow Eudy. She married James D. Butler October 30, 1940, who preceded her in death January 10, 2008.

Ruth was a member of the Jonesville Christian Church and loved spending time with her family and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Stan Thomas officiating. Family and friends may call from noon until service time on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Daugherty Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences may be sent to the Butler family at

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Beverly A. Spurgeon of Columbus; grandchildren, Duane Butler, Tracy (Tom) Daily, Tina Lee, Doug (Bianca) Webber, and Larry (Stacey) Webber; 10 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Sharon Butler of Jonesville, and Louann Butler of Brown County; and a sister, Harriett Quillen of Columbus.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James D. Butler; sons, Jim and Larry Butler;  a grandson, J.D. Spurgeon; a son-in-law, Jim Spurgeon; three brothers; and three sisters.

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