BUTLER: Mrs. Marion, 85, of St. Johnsbury, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital.

She was born in Londonderry, N.H., Nov. 30, 1916, the daughter of Edwin and Ethel (Blodgett) Suitor. Mrs. Butler had worked as a secretary for the Ralston Purina Company and Truline Surveyors, both of St. Johnsbury.

A member of Grace United Methodist Church, she had many associations with the church including serving as youth choir director.

On Dec. 3, 1943, she married Julian Butler, who survives her in St. Johnsbury. Other survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Lynne and Roy Kowski of Barre, and Joyce and David Penneman of Madisonville, Ky.; seven grandchildren, Kris Jurentkuff, Julie Thresher, Jerry Penneman, Mary Penneman, Michelle Penneman, Daniel Penneman and Claire Penneman; two great-granddaughters, Brittany and Kassandra Thresher; a brother-in-law and wife, Russell and Lois Butler of Groton; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, Friday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. John Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Friends are invited to meet the family this evening, Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Sayles Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Sprinkler/Alarm Fund, 15 Central St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.

Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer St., St. Johnsbury, is in charge of arrangements.

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