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Margaret (Marie) Butler, 51, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, on Saturday, April 14th, 2018, Born December 21, 1966 in Charlotte, MI.

Marie loved her family first and spending time with them. Marie was a very talented crafter and quilter. She also loved to spend time in her garden, camping in the summer with family and friends, going to a local speedway for her husband’s races on weekends. Marie found a love for Texas after making it her home for 5 years, making lifelong friends and memories.
Marie leaves to cherish her memory, her husband and high school sweetheart Jim Butler; their 3 children, Rachel Butler, Taylor Butler and Blaine Butler; her 2 grandchildren, Jessie and Jaxton; her sister Aimee Martens; her brothers, Mark (and Marnia) Martens and Tim Martens; her mother Sue Burchfield (Martens); her step-mother, Carol Martens step-sisters, Stacie Barstow and Shalon Dailey; and her lifelong friend Lynn Sevitts Hicks. Marie rejoins her father Norm Martens and brother Kirk Martens. 
The family will have a celebration of Marie’s life on Saturday, April 21st at 2:00pm. Visitation will be at 1:00pm at New Hope Community Church 436 W. Harris Street, of Charlotte with pastor Randy Royston officiating. 
The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation and many thanks to Sparrow Hospice of Lansing, MI.
Memorial donations may be made to the family in memory of Marie. 

Honoring her wishes cremation will take place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Marie’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.  

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  1. Scott Hogle on April 16, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    May you rest in piece my dear friend thank you for your friendship.You are more like family all the times we spent together at races,camping raising our kids together.And giving them an example of what true friendship is about.You are an amazing lady and I will miss seeing your smile at the farm your off the cuff comments your sense of humor your feisty side. I will miss it all thank you I love you.Scott(Scoot)Hogle



  2. Mary Camplin on April 16, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Rachel I’m so sorry about your mom, she looks like a wonderful person. Hold on to your good memories and that will always keep her close to you. Talk about her and share her life with others. She’s beautiful, just like you!! Love you Rachel. Love and prayers to you, Justin and all of your family.



  3. Patricia Wendorf on April 16, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Rest In peace Marie. Thank you for all that you have been and done for Rachel Ann. You will always be in my heart



  4. Connie Christie on April 16, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    I wish I would of known the last time I saw you was going to be the last time I saw you. I would have stayed a little later, talked a little longer, hugged you a little tighter. I always admired your strength and the way you threw yourself into anything you did 100%. I am so grateful for all the wonderful memories we created together.



  5. Tara Nye on April 17, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Marie what a beautiful wonderful lady. I want to tank you for your friendship and welcoming me into the loop I will never forget the times we shared. Whether it was a talk on the couch to a poker game at the table family camping trips to lakes of the north with the Butler Hogle Cheney families You were always a bright light shine on in heaven sweet angel until we meet again I love you.



  6. Lori Baum on April 17, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss of Marie.

    Lori (Campbell) Baum



  7. SUE MCCORMICK on April 18, 2018 at 9:32 am

    REST IN PEACE MARIE: ALL THOUGH I DON’T THINK I GOT TO MEET YOU AND JIM/ BUT THANK-YOU FOR OPENING YOUR HOME IN TEXAS FOR MY SON BRENT PLATTE. YOU WERE A WONDERFUL PERSON WHO TOOK CARE OF HIM DOWN THERE. MANY PRAYERS AND THOUGHT TO THE BUTLER FAMILY.



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