The Butterfield Family



  Anna (Groeling)
  Frank E.
  James Franklin
  Jane E.
  Justus C.
  Mrs. Frank E. (Harriet)

  Dale M.
  Mrs. Ira (Stella)

  Arnold E.


Mrs. Frank E. Butterfield Obituary

Contributed by Debbie Woodworth

Mrs. Frank E. Butterfield

Harriet Ada Adams was born in Johnson county, Iowa on October 26th, 1875 and departed this life after an illness of some duration at her home in Orchard, Nebraska, on April 7th, 1942 at the age of 68 years, 5 months and 12 days.

As a child she came with her parents to Knox county where the family I settled on a homestead near Enterprise in 1881. There she continued to reside until the time of her marriage

Frank E. Butterfield on November 18, 1893. At this time the happy couple went to reside upon a farm near Walnut which continued to be their home until they moved to Orchard in October 1939.

Mrs. Butterfield had been, previous to her marriage, one of the pioneer teachers of her community and her love for children made of her home life a rich and affectionate experience for she became the mother of nine children, seven daughters and two sons. But her mother heart found ample room for all children and young people of her community and when the family of Parker Hildreth was left motherless, Mrs. Butterfield opened her home and included Ollie and Myrtle within her family circle. They shared with children in. the loving care and the loss to them is keenly felt.

Mrs. Butterfield is survived by her husband, Frank E.; daughters, Mrs. Fred Smith, Creighton; Mrs. Fred Spar of Orchard; Mrs. Wm. Berner of Norfolk; Mrs. Walter Philips of Venus; Mrs. Floyd Hildreth, Mrs. Otto Metteis and Mrs. Ernest Boelter of Walnut, and sons, Edwin, of Orchard and Floyd, of Emmet. Also to mourn her passing are twenty-two grandchildren, four sisters and four brothers, Mrs. Ella Brookhouser, Mrs. Anna Sexton of Orchard; Mrs. Guy Butterfield of Middlebranch; Mrs. George Wilcox of Lincoln, John Adams of Cody, Judd of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Orra of Lockford, California and Perry of Venus, besides other relatives and a host of friends. They with the ones who have shared her loving ministering when needs or opportunity presented itself could testify to the affectionate disposition and willing sacrificial life of the departed.

Life is not measured by the years,
But by the deeds, the thoughts, the tears,
Shed for the needy, homeless, lost.
To serve whatever be the cost.
And so it was by such a one.
Her crown of life indeed, she won.

Funeral services were held from the U. B. Church on Thursday at 2:00 P. M. with Rev. Wantz in charge. Appropriate music was rendered by mixed quartette composed of Mrs. Wantz, Mrs. Hall, W. W. Strope and E. C. Hong with Mrs. Holbrook pianist. Pallbearers were sons-in-laws. Burial was in the Enterprise cemetery. -- Orchard News.

Copyright 2006 T. Risinger

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