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Stanley Buttell

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[February 02, 2010]  ELKHART -- Stanley William Buttell, 78, of Elkhart, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at 5:20 a.m. at Vonderlieth Nursing Home in Mount Pulaski.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln. Prior to the visitation there will be a rosary service at 4:45 p.m.

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 of Lincoln.

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 sister.

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 family.

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Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Catholic Church or to Red Cross for the children of Haiti.

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