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Obituary for Jack Butterfield
Jack L. Butterfield 72, of Kingston Mines passed away Tuesday April 19, 2011 at his residence. He was born June 2, 1938 in Pekin, IL. Son of Lawrence and Helen Butterfield and Bud and Ruth Armstrong. Jack married Martha Ann Anderson on April 1, 1959 in Garman Addition. Jack is survived by his wife of 52 years, 2 daughters; Christina Gibbons of Peoria, Cheryl (Joseph) Knox of Creve Coeur, son; Michael Butterfield of Kingston Mines, 8 grandchildren; Misty (Curtis) Humes of Glasford, Jeriamah Zortman of Creve Coeur, April (Rodney) Robley of Bartonville, Jacqueline Golden of Glasford, George S. McAvin of Morton, Marlana McAvin Snider of Pekin, Kenneth Butterfield of Kingston Mines, Kyle Butterfield of Kingston Mines and 11 great-grandchildren; Shelby and Blake Humes of Glasford, Chelsea Zortman of Banner, Ryann, Halle, Lawson and Sydnee Snider of Pekin, Gracie, Tegan and Jersie McAvin of Morton and Davin Golden and David Wallinger of Glasford. He is also survived by his 3 brothers; Dean Butterfield of Pekin, Carl (Sharlene) Butterfield of Pekin, Ronald (Cheryl) Armstrong of Green Valley, sister; Sue (Bill) Collander of Pekin and stepmother; Helen Butterfield of Pekin. He was preceded in death by his father; Lawrence Butterfield, mother; Ruth Armstrong, stepfather; Bud Armstrong and brother; Calvin Butterfield. Jack worked at Gold Schmidt Chemical Co. until he retired in 2000. In his younger years he enjoyed being an auctioneer. Jack served in the Army and Air Force. Jack loved being around his family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and racing. He also enjoyed watching his grandson Kenneth Butterfield at the race track. Jack was a wonderful husband, father and Pa Paw who will be deeply missed in our lives. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Kingston Mines Fire Department. Cremation has been accorded and private family services will be held.