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Mahalia Butler

age 90 of Indianapolis, formerly of Greenfield passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Green Tree at Post, Indianapolis. She was born March 19, 1924 in Edenton, North Carolina to the late Charles and Cynthia (Ambrose) Twiddy. Mahalia was a graduate of New Bern High School, North Carolina. She married Lemuel Butler on March 27, 1943. Mahalia was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was also a 50 year member of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by sons, Richard Butler of Anderson, Jim Butler of Greenfield, Ralph Butler of Indianapolis; daughters, Carol Turner of Yorktown, Cindy (Larry) Gray of New Palestine and Jeanne Butler-Lennon of Greenfield; sisters, Camilla Driver and Lois Johnson both of North Carolina; grandchildren, Marianne Larsen, Melissa Clauson, Melanie Turner, Chris Gray, Chad Gray, Jason Doyle, Nathan Butler, Jordane Trincado, Jakob Lennon, Janalynn Wood; and 13 great grandchildren.

Mahalia is preceded in death by her parents; husband Lemuel, daughter Jane Butler, one brother and one sister.

Friends may call Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel , 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday May 23 at the funeral home with Mark Wesler officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.

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Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 22, 2014
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