Blaine Butterfield

Friday, September 8, 2017

Blaine Butterfield, 88, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Nevada Nursing and Rehab in Nevada. Blaine was born April 12, 1929, in Bronaugh to Walter Henry and Effie Mae (Stark) Butterfield.

Blaine was raised in Bronaugh and graduated from Bronaugh High School in 1947. He served in the United States Army for two years during the Korean War in a Medical Detachment Unit and then in Occupation Forces in Japan. Blaine received the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Camp Stars, the Occupation Medal (Japan), and the United Nations Service Medal. Following his service years, he attended Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg, Kan., and received a degree in Psychology. He worked as a social worker for the State of Kansas most of his life until his retirement. For the past 20 years, Blaine has resided in Nevada. He currently attended Nevada United Methodist Church.

Survivors include five daughters, Eva Butterfield and her husband, Lee Dunsworth, Raymore, Mo.; JoEtta Bellinger and her husband, David, Oskaloosa, Kan.; Jane Butterfield, Lawrence, Kan.; Mae Spaar and her husband, Doug, Topeka, Kan.; Martha Iott and her husband, Kary, South Carolina; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister.

A grave side committal service with Military Honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the National Cemetery in Fort Scott with the Rev. Sharon Freeman officiating. A procession will leave Ferry Funeral Home at 1 p.m. to travel to the cemetery.

Those who wish may contribute in his memory to Community Outreach in care of Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

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