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Rose Ann Butler-Arney, 81, of Washington, passed away Thursday at 6:28 p.m. at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh.
She was born Nov. 14, 1935, in Cannelburg, to Joseph and Mary L. (Melton) Lannan. She had been a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church and was a devout Catholic her entire life. She looked at volunteering as a service to God, often volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Diana (Bob) Calvert, Jeffrey (Pam) Butler, Sharon Emmons, and Mary (Ron) Combs; one sister, Wilma Sinnott; six brothers, Bill Lannan, John Lannan, Clifford Lannan, Robert Lannan, Jim Lannan and Paul Lannan; eight grandchildren, Scott (Christine) Butler, Dana (Eric) Myers, Steven Emmons, Derek (Aimee) Emmons, Sierra (Jordan) Ellison, Ian Butler, Jake Combs and Frances Butler; six great-grandchildren, Brett Butler, Brayden Butler, Braxton Butler, Tyler Myers, Alyssa Myers and Brantley Myers.
Her husband, Francis Butler, whom she married June 6, 1953, preceded her in death April 16, 1998. One son, Douglas Butler, and infant daughter, Susan Butler, are also deceased.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, with Rev. Paul Ferguson as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in Washington. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul, 815 E. Main St., Washington, IN 47501
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.edleemortuary.com
Published on December 30, 2016
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