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Diane Butler, 67

February 10, 2018

Diane Butler entered into eternity to be with her Lord this past Saturday afternoon, February 10, 2018, at the age of 67. She died at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital due to complications from her previous liver transplant. Diane spent her early life living in Philadelphia before moving to Hatboro, PA. where she resided until her marriage in 1975. Diane was a 1968 graduate of Hatboro- Horsham High School where she was involved in many extra curricular activities in sports as well being a cheerleader and school mascot. She has lived in Lancaster since 1975- living in Willow Street since 1979. Diane was an elementary school teacher after graduating from the former Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn University) until starting a family. Diane is survived by her husband, Carl J. Butler Jr. of Willow Street and her son, Jeffrey L. Butler of Castle Rock, CO. She is also survived by her brother Fred Ness of Mohnton, PA, her sister Joanne Hawthorne of Sarasota, FL, as well as four nieces- Jamie Drenning, Tyler Conway, Katie Ness, and Morgan Ness and one nephew- Craig Ness. Diane was very active in children’s ministries over the years including considerable work in Junior Church programs and a church outreach for 10 years at the Oak Bottom, Quarryville Community building. Diane’s spiritual gift was in evangelizing children. She was so proud of her son Jeff, who is an eighth grade math teacher and growing into a compassionate man. He maintained frequent contact and visits with mom and dad. She enjoyed going to the beach and was able to go this past summer with her brother and some of his family. She enjoyed going to the 70% + off sales at the Bon-Ton and getting a chocolate mocha at Sheetz on her way home. Diane was loved by many and fought a hard battle through her illness. The family is especially thankful for the many visits and support thru her illness and passing for the pastoral staff at Grace Community Church of Willow Street.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be mailed to the Grace Community Church- Growing Grace building fund in care of Grace Community Church of Willow Street, 212 Peach Bottom Road, Willow Street, PA 17584.

Viewing will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Grace Community Church, 212 Peach Bottom Road, Willow Street, PA 17584, with the funeral service immediately following at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place at Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.

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February 19, 2018

Dear Carl and family,
So very sorry for your loss. We are lifting you all up in prayer and have you in our thoughts. In all my losses I have held on to God’s word where it says absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Please know we are here if you need anything. The flu kept us from services and I’m sorry for that. God Bless you all
          Suzanne and Phil Kreider

February 17, 2018

Dear Carl and Family,
We were very sorry to hear about Diane.  May Jesus grant you peace.  Our deepest sympathy for your loss.
Jim & Elaine Vrabel

February 14, 2018

Carl, Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Arturo Rosas and Family

February 13, 2018

Dear Jeff,
May God’s peace and comfort be with you and your father in this difficult time of loss.  
Helen Miller 

February 13, 2018

Dear Carl and Jeff, our family is remembering you both in this difficult time of your wife and mother’s passing.  May God grant you peace and good memories. Love, your neighbors John and Debbie Shank

February 12, 2018

Dear Carl and Jeff,
Richard and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to you at the great loss of your beloved wife and mother.  How very sad we are for you.  I know that your deep faith willl sustain you in your terrible grief.  With sincere and heartfelt sympathy, Olive and Richard Verbit

February 12, 2018

Dear Carl, 
 
My deepest condolences to you and Jeff on the passing of Diane. I will keep you in my prayers. 
 
Mary Unger

February 12, 2018

Dear Carl and Jeff , 
     We were so sorry to hear about Diane’s passing. She was a very special woman , always so kind and thoughtful. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Doug , Patti and Chris Carter. 

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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212 Peach Bottom Road
Willow Street, PA
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