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Henrietta Butcher

Henrietta Butcher, 90, of Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away on 31 July 2020. She was born to parents Henry & Grace (Hesse) VanderMeer, on 18 February 1930 in Grandville, Michigan. Henrietta married her beloved husband, Richard H Butcher Sr, on February 25, 1950 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Together they raised 5 children: Bonnie (John) Zamora, Khem (Rui) Butcher, Sally (David) Baker, Richard (Helen) Butcher, Jr, and Rebekah (Joe) Russo. Henrietta and Richard were married for 58 years before he passed in August 4, 2008. Anyone who met Henrietta knew that she loved the Lord, and together with Richard, raised their children to love Him and follow Him, and she is now at peace with Him. She leaves behind 5 children and their spouses, 9 grandchildren and their spouses and 21 great grandchildren. Her dearest wish is that all of them would follow Jesus and live for Him. While at Henrietta's webpage at www.avinkcremation.com please take time to sign the guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Galesburg Baptist Church. The family is being assisted by the Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand, Schoolcraft, MI 49087 (269-679-5622).

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Henrietta will be dearly miss by all of her church family. Clay and I always enjoyed talking with her, she cared about people and what was going on the lives of others. She was such an example of someone who loved the Lord with her whole heart. In Sunday School she always contributed to the topic of study and was very wise in her knowledge of scripture. To her family, we are so sorry for your loss. We pray the Lord will bless you and give you His peace and comfort. May sweet memories bring you joy. Clay and Jackie Koop

Clay and Jackie Koop Aug 4 2020 12:47 PM

This lady showed so much grace through her life to everyone she met. I remember going to the Butcher house (our families went to the same church growing up) and ladies would be having a Bible study and the kids would play together. We went swimming may times at the house. I remember sitting at the kitchen table and eating together. I used to stay all night fun times. Henrietta loved us all. I enjoyed through the years seeing her at Meijer shopping and she would give me hugs.She will be missed. Hugs to you all.

Ruth P Ferrall Aug 3 2020 7:34 PM

Mrs Butcher will be missed, she had a beautiful smile and a kind heart. She raised a terrific family and I am blessed to have known her.

Rosemary Litts Maxson Aug 2 2020 8:29 PM

She was a very special lady. Always kind. She will be greatly missed. Bless you Henrietta

Kathy Hughes Aug 2 2020 10:11 AM

It is my privilege to have known Henrietta. The love she had for our Lord was shown in her interactions with everyone at our church. I hope that the assurance of her eternal home and memories of the good times here will sustain her family through until we all meet in Heaven. Much love, Cherry

Cherry Wightman Aug 2 2020 8:35 AM

Mom was always so wonderful sweet and kind to me. She never had a mean word to say about anything or anyone. My heart is very sad but I know she is happy with Jesus. I will miss you mom but thank you so much for giving birth to my best friend Becky. I love you.

Nina Stravers Aug 1 2020 11:58 AM