Floral 09

Retha Dawn (Manon) Butler

April 16, 1932 ~ September 21, 2022 (age 90)

Obituary

Auburn – Retha Dawn Butler, 90, of Auburn, Indiana, died peacefully surrounded by family love on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at Stillwater Hospice, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Retha was born on April 16, 1932, in Auburn to the late Erton S. Manon and Evelyn (Moses) Manon. Retha was a 1950 honor graduate of Auburn High School and a 1951 honor graduate of International Business College, Fort Wayne, Indiana. She married Donald F. Butler on June 13, 1951, in Auburn and he survives. The couple celebrated their 71st anniversary in June of this year. Retha retired from Peoples Federal Savings Bank, Auburn, following more than twenty years as personnel director. Prior employments included Secretarial and Administrative functions at Dana Corporation in Auburn, Indiana University in Bloomington and Fort Wayne, and Butler and Butler Attorneys-at-law in Auburn. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, ACD Club and Tri Kappa. She made baby blankets in Tri Kappa’s name for Riley Hospital, Indianapolis and Hearten House, Auburn. Retha loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, greatly loving them and being equally loved by them in return. In addition to her husband, Retha is survived by their three children, Michael (Catherine) Butler of Auburn, Dr. Steven (Cathleen) Butler of Big Long Lake, IN and Lisa and (David) Conrad of Auburn; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Josh) Gibson, Jessica (Zach) Garrison, Ashley (Jeb) Thomas, Dr. Gregory (Harley) Butler, Jonathan Conrad, Jeffrey Butler; six great-grandchildren, Taylor Davis Gibson, Emmett, Evie, and Annie Gibson, Claire and Kate Thomas; one sister, Linnea Aldrich, as well as her nieces and nephews; step-grandson, Kenneth Button and his children, Alyson Button, Haley Smith, and Lucas Button. In addition to her parents, Retha was preceded in death by an infant son, Gregory Michael Butler, and sister and brother-in-law, Ladean and Jim Reynolds. Services will be 11 am Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center Street, Auburn, IN with burial to follow in Auburn Catholic Cemetery. A Catholic Funeral Mass to be held at a future date. Calling will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM Wednesday September 28, 2022 at the funeral home. Memorials can be given in memory of Retha to, Children First Center, 1610 S. Grandstaff Dr., Auburn, IN 46706 or Women’s Care Center, 918 W. 7th Street, Auburn, Indiana, 46706 or Eckhart Public Library Foundation, 130 East 7th Street, Auburn, IN 46706. To send condolences to the family visit www.fellerandclark.com.


Services

Visitation
Wednesday
September 28, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706

Visitation
Wednesday
September 28, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706

Funeral Service
Thursday
September 29, 2022

11:00 AM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706

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