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Neva Buttell

June 30, 1922 — February 24, 2016

Neva E. Buttell, 93, of Peoria and formerly Chillicothe, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at UnityPoint Methodist Hospital.

Neva was born June 30, 1922 in Fountain Run, KY, the daughter of Matthew and Mella Morrow. She married Duane A. Buttell on December 30, 1939. They were happily married 68 years, separated only by Duane's death on October 15, 2007.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, five sisters, and two brothers.

Surviving are: two sons, Duane (Judy) Buttell of St. Charles and Michael Buttell of Dallas, TX; one daughter, Cheryl (Lyle) Koch of Edwards; one brother, Harold Morrow of Mackinaw; one sister, Dorothy Svetich of Peoria; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Neva was an enthusiastic participant in her large family's activities. Throughout her senior years, she maintained her keen ability to mentally catalog names and dates related to family and historical events.

She was a resident of Chillicothe for 65 years before residing at Liberty Village in Peoria for 11 years. She was an enthusiastic and active participant in the daily activities at Liberty Village, where she enjoyed her many friends and pursued an active life with them and family.

She was initally employed at OSF St. Francis Hospital and then worked for Hiram Walker and Sons Distillery from 1954 until retirement in 1981.

Neva was a charter member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #4999 of Chillicothe, where she served as a Past President. She also belonged to the American Legion, Post #9 Auxiliary. Neva was a member of the Disabled Americans Auxiliary, the Hiram Walker's Retiree Club, and the Hiram Walker's Rod and Gun Club.

A funeral will be held for Neva at 12:00pm on Monday, February 29, 2016 at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Friends and relatives are invited to a visitation two hours prior to the service. Burial will be at Chillicothe City Cemetery. Pastor Ed Dutton will officiate.

Memorials may be given to Liberty Estates.

Neva's online memorial may be viewed at


FEB 29. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
1107 North Fourth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523


FEB 29. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
1107 North Fourth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

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