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Minnie Lou (Lemke) Butler was born on April 20, 1946, in Hamilton County, to Ernie and Ruby Brake Lemke.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Butler.
Minnie Lou, 70, passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
She is survived by her husband, James Allen of Smyrna; son, Todd (Vicki) Butler of Evansville, Ind.; grandchildren, Logan, Reagan and Brock Butler; one stepson, Jimmie Allen of Murfreesboro; stepgranddaughter, Jamie Allen; sister, Marie (Jerry) Barr; brother, Everett (Diana) Lemke of Dahlgren; a special cousin, Linda Hammersley of McLeansboro; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends.
Mrs. Butler attended World Outreach Church for many years and was a former employee of the State of Illinois and the Dahlgren Grade School in Dahlgren and locally she was in accounting and tax services for Blankenship CPA Group and Bill Reeder & Associates.
She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Kimberly Kay Allen and a niece, Cindy Phillips.
Harre Funeral Home of Dahlgren is in charge of local arrangements.
Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 21, in Dahlgren and funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Dahlgren with burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Dahlgren. The Rev. Chris McCann will officiate the service.
Published on February 20, 2017
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