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Wilma ‘Marie’ Butler


ButlerWilma ‘Marie’ Butler, 77, of Cutler, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, September 11, 2015 at IU Hospital Lafayette. Marie was born to the late Carl Christiansen and Wilma Viola Ferrier Christiansen Todd in Bear Lake, Michigan on January 31, 1938.
On July 14, 1953 in Monticello, IN, she married the love of her life, Morris Butler and he passed away on May 18, 2004.
Marie worked at Sayco in Flora, Stewart Warner in Lebanon and Essex Wire in Flora before retiring and becoming a homemaker and grandma. She was a member of the Cutler Presbyterian Church.
Wilma is survived by 3 daughters: Marsha Shafer of Wolcott, Barbara Wilkinson of Flora and Shirley Marcum of Bringhurst. 4 sons: David Butler of Flora, Lewis Butler and Michael Butler both of Lafayette, and Robert Butler of Flora. 2 half-sisters: Connie Evans of Rossville and Cathy McCarty of Flora. 1 step-sister: Joyce Shank of Delphi. 25 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded by 1 brother Gerald Christianson and 1 half-sister: Carol Pinkard.
Wilma “Marie” Butler’s family will receive friends Wednesday from 10:00 AM till the time of service at 12 noon at the Cutler Presbyterian Church. Burial to follow at Ball Hill Cemetery. Family is asking for memorials to be given to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association or the American Diabetes Associations. Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel Flora has been entrusted to handle serve the family. Online condolences may be given at


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