Miriam ‘Mert’ Mae Butler
Sept. 28, 1941 – July 17, 2020
Miriam “Mert” Mae Butler, 78, Denver, passed away on Friday morning, July 17, 2020, at her residence.
Born Sept. 28, 1941, in Denver, she was the daughter of Floyd E. and Garnet L. Marburger Fisher.
On Jan. 23, 1960, at the Denver Baptist Church, she married James E. Butler. He preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 1993.
She was a 1959 graduate of Jefferson Township High School in Mexico and a lifelong and active member of the Denver Baptist Church, serving for many years as church secretary and the head of the funeral dinner committee.
Survivors include her three children, Deanna L. (JC) Stamper, Macy, Scott E. (Bridget) Butler, Denver, and Mark A. (Jennifer) Butler, Denver; four grandchildren, Kallie Butler (fiance James Sager), Denver, Markie (Wyland) Sampson, Denver, Levi Butler (companion Alivia Garrison), Rochester, and Derek Butler, Silver Lake; one great-grandson, Kayson Sampson, Denver; three stepgrandchildren, Jennifer Miles (companion Russell Carrick), Peru, JC Smith (companion Kayla Slagal), Warsaw, and Michael Smith (companion Kirstie Rutledge), Peru; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and one brother, Norman (Kay) Fisher, Peru. Known affectionately as “Auntie Mae,” she is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one sister, Geraldine Patterson.
A public visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the public is encouraged to wear face masks at the visitation. A private family service will be observed on Tuesday with burial following in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Westlawn Cemetery Association, Denver. Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com. McClain Funeral Home, Denver, has been entrusted with arrangements.
Timothy Ousley, 62, Rochester, died Wednesday at home.
Survivors include his wife, Jennifer; two daughters, Natalie Salazar, Mentone, and Rachel Boyce, Longville, La.; four sons, Jason Ousley, Rochester, Derek Ousley, Rochester, Christian Warner, La Porte, and Dylan Warner, Fort Wayne; and two brothers, Jimmy Ousley, Rochester, and Jeffery Burns, Rochester.
His celebration of life is 3 p.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home.