Barbara N. Butler, age 81, a resident of Harrisburg, passed away peacefully 8:13 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Barbara was born on June 1, 1932, in Eldorado to the late Ben and Mae Simpson Newton.
She was married to Richard Pearcy and later married Delmar Butler Nov. 6, 1987, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 2001.
Barbara was a member of the Eldorado Church of God and a retired licensed practical nurse.
She is survived by three daughters, Nancy (Stephen) Hise, Judy Maloney and Patty Davis, all of Harrisburg; five grandchildren, Jason (Jeannie) Hise, Tera (Chris) Wangler, Miles (Elizabeth) Maloney, Heather (Benji) Wiggins and Aaron Shackelford; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Barbara was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.
She was preceded in death in addition to her parents and husband by two brothers and seven sisters.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at the Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home in Carrier Mills. The Rev. Jarred Barton officiated. Burial was in the Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to the service time on Thursday.