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Judith (Daugherty) Butler

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Butler Judith (Daugherty) Butler, 77, from St. Joseph, MO and a former Upper Arlington resident, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017. She was born December 21, 1939 in Columbus and married Robert W. Butler on December 27, 1961. He preceded her in death in November 2016. She attended Barrington Elementary School and graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 1957. She received a bachelor's degree in home economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and was a member of Delta Gamma fraternity. She co-founded and served as vice-president of Butler Sales Associates, Inc. in the animal health industry for 26 years. Judy was an extraordinary person who embraced life with determination, spirit, kindness and grace. She had the courage to try new things and never met a stranger along the way. Her warm smile, laughter and wit touched many throughout the years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, tennis, swimming and long walks on the beach. She treasured time spent with her family and many friends. Her bravery and fortitude in times of adversity made her exceptional. Judy was a dedicated community volunteer. While in Columbus, she was a member of various local organizations including Junior League of Columbus, Pleasure Guild and The Childhood League. She was also preceded in death by her parents Paul J. and Eleanor (Greene) Daugherty. Survivors include children, Robin Leonard (Jeff), Bradley Butler (Melissa), Elizabeth Forman (Keith), Brian Butler (Lindsey); sisters, Susan Shafer (Philip), Priscilla Mead, Sarah Sussman (Michael); 13 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 12 at Ashland United Methodist Church in St. Joseph, MO. Family visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 at MEIERHOFFER FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Noyes Home for Children, Ashland United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or Ohio Wesleyan University. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 11, 2017
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