Mary Eloise "Mary" Butler, 72 of Madison, IL passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012 at Gateway Regional Medical Center with her family by her side. Mary was born on April 2, 1940 in Granite City. She was a homemaker, enjoyed traveling and attended Four Square Church in Granite City. She will be remembered for the love of her family and the special times shared together.
She is survived by and will be missed by her loving and devoted husband; Billy Joe Butler, whom she married on November 15, 1958; her daughter, Pam & (Edward) Faith of Granite City; the light of her life granddaughter, Savannah & (Jeff) Baiter of Granite City; and her precious great-granddaughter, Chaze Baiter of Granite City. She was preceded by her parents, Elvin & Tiney Ramona (Merchant) Smith.
Friends may call on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Edward Linhart officiating. Burial will be at Buck Road Cemetery in Maryville. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the National Lymphoma Foundation.