John H. Buttrey

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

John H. Buttrey, 74, Greencastle, died Saturday.

Born in Terre Haute, he was the son of William Edgar and Nellie Madeline Vaughn Buttrey.

He served in the U.S. Army and married Eiko Wakamatsu on April 18, 1956, and she survives.

He retired from IBM and was a member of the IBM Retirees Club.

Additional survivors include a son, John H. Buttrey II and wife Denise C., Versailles, Ohio; two brothers, Robert Buttrey, St. Louis, and Donald Buttrey, Carmel; five grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, an infant sister, and a sister, Nellie Oliver.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.

Visitation is 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Inurnment will be private at Marion National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at