Mildred Butler

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Olney ~ Mildred Butler, age 83, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Olney, Texas. Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Olney with Father John Pechaco, officiating. Interment followed in the Windthorst Cemetery in Windthorst, Texas, under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney, Texas.

Mildred was born on Oct. 26, 1932, in Graham, Texas, to the late Emmet and Winnie (Choate) Rodden. She was a lifetime resident of Olney and a member of the St. Theresa Catholic Church where she was active in the Altar Society. She married Frank Butler on June 10, 1952, in Breckenridge, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters, and one grandson, Chris McElroy.

Mildred is survived by her husband of 64 years, Frank Butler of Olney; son, Ed Butler and wife Debbie of Graham; daughter, Susan McElroy and husband Mike of Olney; brother, Guy Dale Rodden of Jacksboro; five grandchildren, Quad Butler of Houston, Dusty McElroy of Olney, William Butler of Graham, Benjamin Butler of Greenville, Katie Rowe of Archer City; and two great-grandchildren, Christopher McElroy of Olney and Luke Butler of Graham.

Rosary was at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in the Chapel of Lunn Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Altar Society Scholarship at St. Theresa Catholic Church, c/o Gloria Krueger, 1101 West Oak, Olney, Texas 76374.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at



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