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Irene Will

Irene Lucille Will (Butcher)

Saturday, March 6th, 1920 - Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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Obituary

Irene Lucille Will, 99, of Murphysboro, passed away at 11:25 a.m. Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Integrity of Carbondale, Illinois.

Irene was born on March 6, 1920, in rural Murphysboro, to Thomas Luther Butcher and Ida May (Jarrett) Butcher. She married Clyde Will on April 14, 1946, and he preceded her in death on October 17, 1980.

Irene was a graduate of the Chicago School of Nursing. She worked at the former St. Andrew Hospital in Murphysboro, St. Anthony Hospital in St. Louis, and St. Joseph Hospital in Murphysboro, where she retired on July 3, 1985.

Mrs. Will was a member of the First Lutheran Church and the Murphysboro Garden Club.

Irene was preceded in death by three brothers George and Lutheran Butcher and Leonard Butcher in infancy, and her parents.

She is survived by a few nieces and nephews including Gerald (Charlene) Butcher of Pinckneyville and Georgia (Gary) Hefler of Makanda; and several great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2020, at Pettett Funeral Home with Rev. Melissa Waterman officiating and burial at Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Caring and Sharing Thrift Store in Pinckneyville. For more information, please visit www.pettettfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Monday, February 17th, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Pettett Funeral Home
    Address
    1418 South St.
    MURPHYSBORO, IL
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  • Service

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, February 17th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Pettett Funeral Home
    Address
    1418 South St.
    MURPHYSBORO, IL
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Melissa Waterman
  • Interment

    Location
    Zion Cemetery

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Jill Wilson

Posted at 12:41am
Irene was a caring soul and always had a smile on her face. She definitly loved her St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
Sending sincere thoughts and prayers to her family.
So, until we meet again, we love you dear friend. Eleanor Ann & Jill Wilson
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