|Peggy L. Butler, 74, of Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2001.
Peggy was born May 31, 1937, in Browning, Ill., to Rex and Dorothy (Rittenhouse) Bivens. Her siblings, Stanley Bivens (Utah), Terry Bivens (Idaho), and Ruth Gosney (Florida) survive her. Peggy was married to Donald E. Butler and they had five children, Mark E. Butler (Galesburg), Stephanie Ritter (Utah), Shawn Butler (Galesburg), Dirk Butler (Galesburg), and Robin Hernandez (Utah).
Peggy grew up in Kirkwood, Little York and Monmouth. Peggy graduated at the top of her class at Kirkwood High School. Peggy, principally a housewife, also worked at Research Hospital, Gale Products and as manager at Seminary Estates.
Peggy had been a very service oriented person and gave of herself tirelessly to the community, friends and relatives. She served in the Relief Society organization of the Mormon Church, and did great selfless work there. Everyone who knew Peggy would attest that she lived a very full life. Her passion was for people and places. Her interests included reading, sewing, cooking, music, travel, and most of all a genuine interest in serving others. She traveled with her mother, Dorothy, selling their sewing crafts at flea markets, and she loved fishing with her dad. Peggy had a positive excitement towards life, but she also endured much pain and hardship. We all marvel on how Peggy endured it all keeping her spirit and selflessness intact! All those who truly knew her loved her - we all will miss her!
Memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Burial will follow in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery, Monmouth. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the family.