His funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St.
Patrick's Catholic Church in Elkhart, with the Rev.
Thomas Shaw officiating.
Burial will be in Elkhart Cemetery. Military
rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 263
Mr. Buttell farmed in the Elkhart area and owned
a construction company and S.W. Buttell Trucking. He
retired in 2003.
He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1948 and served
four years. He then served five years with the Air
National Guard at Springfield. He was very proud of
his service record.
He was born Aug. 4, 1931, in Lincoln, the son of
William John and Elizabeth Sherbondy Buttell. He
married Sandra J. Worth on May 4, 1957, at St.
Patrick's Catholic Church in Elkhart.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Jacki
(and Greg) Menke of Paducah, Ky., and Jane (and
Jack) Davis of Williamsville; one grandson, Gage
Loeffelholz; one sister, Jeanette (and Ben) Snyder
of Bloomington; a cousin, Joe (and Bev) Buttell of
Elkhart; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one
He attended school at Elkhart and completed two
years at Lincoln College.
He was a member of the Peoria Boat Club and the
American Legion in Elkhart.
Stanley enjoyed life, being with his family and
friends. He loved to be on his houseboat on the
Illinois River and high hopes flying his ultralight.
He enjoyed rebuilding cars. Most of all he loved his