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Joan C. Butler, 77, of Carlisle, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2010, in Carlisle Regional Medical Center. She was born on Monday, December 12, 1932, in Carlisle, a daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Nora (Smith) Case and the widow of Petty Officer First Class (Ret) William R. Butler, III, US Navy, who died July 31, 2005.

Joan retired from the former Carlisle Ribbon Mill after nearly 35 years of service. She was a member of Carlisle Eagles Ladies Auxiliary and she enjoyed playing bingo and backgammon. Joan was also a loving homemaker and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by four daughters; Kathy J. (and her husband, Terry) Wagner of Carlisle, Deborah L. (and her husband, Jack) Bricker of Boiling Springs, Yvonne M. (and her husband, Randy) Gates of Newville and Billie Jo Butler of Silver Springs, MD, one son, GySgt (Ret) Benjamin C. Holmes, USMC (and his wife, Mari) of College Station, TX, her twin sister, Jeannette Morrison of Carlisle, 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Joan was also preceded in death by her twin brothers, Benjamin and William Case.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 5, 2010, at her granddaughter’s home, Dawn Bishop, 902 Cavalry St., Carlisle. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville at a later date. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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To the family of Ms. Butler,
Please accept the heart felt condolences of the Chandler Family of Texas. You are in our prayors tonight.

Bradley, Noriko, Aaran, Forrest and Hanley Chandler
Mother there are no words to express the ache in my heart. I will miss you so much and will keep you forever in my heart. Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. That was so you Mom. Even in all the scolding I knew you loved me.

Your loving daughter Deborah Bricker
Gram -
I love you and will miss you very much.  I know you are at peace and I will see you someday again.

Dawn Butler
 Thank you to everyone who has sent their blessings.  Our Mother will be missed.  She is in God's Kingdom and her spirit will live in all of us forever.

Benjamin & Marilou Holmes
Dear Mom you will be sadly missed.  Rest in peace till we are together again in another time.  I love you.
 Your daughter Kathy

To me it will seem like a life time to be with you again. Sleep soundly Mom. Feel the love of your family until we arrive.

Yvonne an Randy Gates

Billie and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Joan. I have such fond memories of both her and Bill while visiting at their Boiling Springs home.
I know how hard it is, I lost my Mom last year.
I hope you find comfort in knowing she is in a better place and is no longer suffering.
I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless!
Cindy Jumper

 Yvonne & Dawn,
I  am so sorry for your loss... I just seen the obituary this evening :(  That made me terrible sad, I'm sooo sorry.  I know how much she ment to the both of you!!  You will be in my prayers...Gosh I just seen her at scalles right before we left :(

All of us at Sassy Cuts, stylists and clients, will miss the fun times and laughs with Joan.

Sassy Cuts
My thoughts and prayers go to the family at this time of their sorrow.  I worked with Joan at the ribbon co and she was nice to work with.  May she be in peace now with Bill.

Patty Anderson-Berry
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