Joan Ann Butler

Obituary of Joan Ann Butler

Joan Ann Butler (nee Riley), 87, of Vermilion, died Saturday, March 14, 2020 at her home after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. ?She was born March 3, 1933 in Indianapolis, IN and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 11 years moving from Solon.? She was named Miss Indianapolis in 1951 before marrying the love of her life and high school sweetheart, Edmund, becoming Mrs. Butler in 1952. ?Joan worked in the production department for Nestle Stouffer's, Solon for 10 years retiring in the mid-1990s. ? ?She was an active member of the Catholic Church of St. Rita, Solon, volunteering her time for faith formation classes and parish fundraisers. She especially enjoyed hosting priests and seminarians, cooking them dinner and sewing multi-colored vestments for them. Joan enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and spending time with her family, as well as her family dogs Snoopy, Seamus and Abbey. ?She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Edmund R. Butler; sons, Terrence (Amy) Butler of Elyria, Timothy (Viola) Butler of Antioch, IL, and Thomas (Jean) Butler of Vermilion; daughters, Michele (Joseph) Kachmar of Paris, IL and Shawn (Brett) Fiora of Fripp Island, SC; grandchildren, James, Patrick, Joseph, Kevin, AnLi, Sean, Caroline, Beau, Joseph, Nicole, Kaela, Shannon, Sean, Blaize, Emily, Grace, Kevin and Anne; 16 great grandchildren and her brothers, Raymond (Barbara) Riley and William “Lenny” Riley both of Indianapolis.? ?She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna (nee Mihok) Riley; grandson, Danny; brothers, James, Michael, Charles, John and an unnamed infant brother; and her sisters, Dorothy Pearson and Frances Spencer. ? ?The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Catholic Church, 731 Exchange Street, Vermilion, OH 44089. Father Paul Schreiner will officiate. ? ?The family suggests memorial contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society https://www.nationalmssociety.org/. ? ?Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.
Tuesday
17
March

Visitation 1

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Riddle Funeral Home
5345 South Street
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
Tuesday
17
March

Visitation 2

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Riddle Funeral Home
5345 South Street
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
Wednesday
18
March

Service Information

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
St. Mary Catholic Church
731 Exchange Street
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
Tuesday
17
March

Christian Wake Service

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Riddle Funeral Home
5345 South Street
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
Wednesday
18
March

Prayer Service

9:30 am - 9:45 am
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Riddle Funeral Home
5345 South Street
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
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