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Malinda Charlene (Hemken) Butler

September 16, 1937 ~ November 30, 2018 (age 81)

M. Charlene Butler 81 of Hillsboro passed away Nov 30, 2018 at Memorial Hospital in Springfield.

She was born Sept. 16, 1937 in Hillsboro to Charles and Mamie (Fenton) Hemken.

He was a graduate of Hillsboro High School. She enjoyed the St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys and Elvis Presley. She was a member of the Raymond Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star Herman Chapter #95 where she was past worthy matron.

She worked in housekeeping at Hillsboro Area Hospital for over 17 years, she did house cleaning and had worked at the grain elevators in Coffeen and Taylor Springs.

She married James “Jim” Butler on April 1, 1956 and he preceded her in death June 7, 2017.

She is survived by two sons Rob (wife Cindy) Butler of Mt. Olive and Ron (wife Tammy) Butler of Irving, one daughter Teresa Elam of Baytown TX, 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren three sisters Delores Neathery, Louise Russell and Norma Shipman.

Funeral services will be Friday Dec. 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro with Rev. Keith Halsey officiating, visitation will be Thursday Dec. 6, 2018 from 5-7 PM at the funeral home with Eastern Star services at 7:00 PM.

Burial will be in Cress Hill Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Memorials can be directed to Raymond Baptist Church.

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