Anna Butcher,  72, of Shelbyville, formerly of Mt. Auburn, IL, passed away on June 22, 2014 at 9:10 p.m. at  the Shelbyville Rehabilitation & Health Center in Shelbyville, IL. She was born on March 11, 1942 in Decatur, IL;  the daughter of  Herman and Opal (Harbarger) Flach.  She married James Butcher on January 4, 1964 in Iowa. She was a Beautician and a member of the United Methodist Church in Mt. Auburn. She was also a PM (Past Matron) of Kedron Chapter #536, Order Of The Eastern Star. Anna was the Secretary for the Illinois Berkshire Association for over fifteen years. She won the first husband calling contest at the Illinois State Fair. Anna helped with everything around the farm from helping with the feed store, feeding and showing hogs, or anything else that needed to be done. She was very active in helping in her community.Anna was always available and willing to lend a helping hand.

She is survived by her husband, James Butcher of Mt. Auburn, IL; son: Shane (Shelly) Butcher of Blue Mound, IL; grandson: Brandon Butcher of Blue Mound, IL; brothers: Roger (Nancy) Flach of Oakley, IL and Lyle (Kathy) Flach of Springfield, IL; sister: Norma Bell of MN; brother-in-law: Johnny (Kathy) Butcher of Carlinville, IL; sister-in-law: Marilyn (Lynn) Webb of Franklin, TN; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in passing by her parents, brother, James Flach and parents-in-law: Owen and Doris Butcher.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral services will follow with Pastor Wray Offerman officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Mt. Auburn, IL.

Memorials may be made to: The Family, 2655 N. 1800 East Road, Blue Mound, IL 62513

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois

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