Mary Jane STURGEON ID#5874, b. 1 April 1925, d. 27 June 2016
Father*Harry Garland STURGEON1 b. 6 May 1900, d. 20 Sep 1975
Mother*Estella Pearl TURNPAUGH1 b. a 1907, d. 31 May 1954
Birth*Mary Jane STURGEON was born on 1 April 1925 in Washington, Cass Co., Indiana.2 
She was the daughter of Harry Garland STURGEON and Estella Pearl TURNPAUGH.1 
Marriage*Mary Jane STURGEON married Woodrow W. BUTTS, son of William Richard BUTTS and Eva STENCIL, on 21 July 1944.1,3 
Death*Mary Jane STURGEON died on 27 June 2016 at age 91.4,3 
Burial*She was buried in Walton Cemetery, Cass Co., Indiana.4 
Obit*Mary Jane Butts, 91, Chattanooga, Tennessee, formerly of Walton, Indiana passed away at home, June 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the loving care of her daughter Melissa. She was born April 1, 1925 in Anoka, Indiana to Harry “Gar” and Pearl (Turnpaugh) Sturgeon. She married Woodrow W. “Butch” Butts July 21, 1944 in Young America Baptist Church in Young America, Indiana by the Rev. Harry Rea. He preceded her in death December 16, 1990. Mary Jane graduated from Young America High School in 1944. She was a homemaker, beautician, restaurant owner and retired from Logansport State Hospital. She was a fifty plus year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed quilting, especially with the ladies of Anoka United Methodist Church. She is survived by her three children, Gary (Dee) Butts, Galveston; Tanna VanWey (Patrick McInnes), Dayton, TN; Melissa Ellis of Chattanooga, TN who was her caregiver. Her grandchildren, Shane VanWey, Shawn VanWey, Lee Butts, Greg Butts and David Ellis. She also had 18 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Woodrow “Butch” Butts, and sister, Marcella (Marty) Sumrall. Private graveside services will be held for the family Sunday, July 10, 2016 in the Walton IOOF Cemetery in Walton. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston assisted her family with arrangements.
Kokomo Perspective, Kokomo, Indiana, July 7, 2016. 


Woodrow W. BUTTS b. 29 Apr 1923, d. 16 Dec 1990
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  1. [S51] Death Certificate.
  2. [S3243] Indiana Birth Certificates, 1907 - 1940,
  3. [S257] Obituary attached to this record.
  4. [S48] Find A Grave Website with Photo - only listings with photos of grave markers that are contemporary to the deceased individuals death are acceptable for genealogical proof.
Last Edited14 Jul 2016