Eileene L. Butler of Homewood at Crumland Farms died on August 27th. She had been diagnosed as having progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a degenerative neuromuscular disease.|
Eileene Louise Daehler was born on April 4, 1925 on the family farm in northern Illinois. After graduating from Chadwick High School she attended and graduated from the University of Illinois (BA, MA), where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She taught school in Gibson City and Dixon, Illinois until she married William N. Butler in 1951.
The Butlers lived in various Washington D.C. suburbs as well as in Hawaii and Germany. While living in Potomac MD Eileene worked at Mark Twain School and, after retirement, was a 1000-hour volunteer at the Regional institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA).
After moving to Frederick in 1995 she became a regular winner of awards at the Frederick County Fair for her fine crocheting work. Her other interests included linguistics, literature, and travel. Until recently she and Mr. Butler spent their winters in Naples FL.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Butler is survived by her children, Jocelyn Gail Butler (Feryl Masters) of Chocowinity, N.C.; Shauna Lani Saunders (Bruce) of Durham, N.C.; and Mark Jeremy Butler (Karen) of Frederick; and by grandchildren Duncan, Luca, Miciah, and Lilani Masters; Diane Saunders; and Allison Butler.
A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick at a later date. Memorial contributions in Eileene's name may be sent to the congregation at 4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick MD 21703.
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2014
Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on Aug. 29, 2014