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Dorotha Irene Butler

ZANESVILLE: Dorotha Irene Butler, 96, of Zanesville, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Helen Purcell Home.

She was born June 19, 1917 in Muskingum County, daughter of the late Ray and Verna Campbell Francis. She worked at the Zanesville City School cafeteria for several years and was a member of the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church and the Pleasant Grove Homemakers.

She is survived by her daughter Mollie Jane (Greg) Gerlach of New Concord; grandchildren Heather (Josh) Coen, Corey (Adam) Elliott and Morgan (Clinton) Whitaker, Great grandchildren Jordan Coen, Joshua Coen, Michael Coen, Cameron Elliott and Emmy Jane Elliott.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Jesse Howard Butler; two sisters Pauline Combs and Ruth Mahaffey.

A graveside service will held at 11:00 am Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Zanesville Memorial Park with Dr. Linda Morrow officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care, 713 Forest Ave. Zanesville, OH 43701

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Published in the Times Recorder on Nov. 5, 2013
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