VeteranBeverly Jack Butler

Beverly Jack Butler, 72, of Astoria, died at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.

He was born March 6, 1927, in Astoria, a son of Lyle D. and Greeta Horner Butler. He married Nancy Osborne on Aug. 27, 1949, in Astoria. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother of Astoria; one son, Craig of Houston; two daughters, Suzanne Samarghandi of Cincinnati and Julia Asheim of London, England; three brothers, Thomas of Astoria, Lyle Jr. of San Diego and Rodney of Fenton, Mo.; two sisters, Virginia McCausland of Lewistown and Amy Hollingswoth of Urbana; and four granddaughters.

His father and one daughter, Cheri, preceded him in death.

He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving in the Navy V-12 program at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He also was a Marine Corp veteran of the Korean War.

He was a member of the Delta Chapter of the Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity at the University of Illinois.

He was a professor of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Illinois from 1958 to 1983, where he was awarded the W.L. Everett Teaching Excellence Award and the Stanley Pierce Award.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Astoria with Revs. Phillip Glick and Marian Stone officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery in Bluff City. Shawgo Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Illinois or to Sheldons Grove United Methodist Church.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/7/1999


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