Jean C Butler
Passed away at Polk Center in Polk, Pennsylvania on June 10, 2021. She was born February 12, 1936 to the late James and Myra Butler. She was predeceased by her brothers James C Butler and William Butler along with her sister, Mary Grizella Butler Borza Stein. Jean was special from the moment of birth. Born disabled by the birthing process, she was left with few attributes necessary to function within society. Still, Myra set the tone that Jean was to be treated as a respected member of our family. This was fully expressed, early on, as Jean’s mother showed her unwavering love and commitment by taking two-hour bus trips regularly to check-on and visit Jean. Yet, despite the adversity, Jean flourished with her peers and staff at Polk. She loved the simple things in life. Having her nails painted, listening to her radio in a chair by herself or holding her doll as her special friend were things that brought great comfort to Jean. As the years progressed, we, the nieces and nephews of Jean, observed the love of our parents who would visit as often as possible even though Jean would desire to return to her world within a few minutes of visiting. It taught us the great love that existed between our parents and Aunt Jean. Equally as important is to mention the loving and caring staff of Polk who helped Jean immeasurably. We as a family will forever be grateful. Thank you.
Jean’s purpose in life was unselfishly and patiently played out by her daily for over 85 years. She was an instrument of God placed on earth to have a special purpose. Jean was an example to all those who met her to remind each one of us of the meaning of life. If she were able to express herself, she would want us to know the following:
Gratitude Be grateful for all that you have, for there are those who have far less. Take nothing for granted. Appreciate the smallest of things.
Live! Take Chances Each day is a blessing to be lived to the fullest. “Do not simply travel the path that has been laid out before you. Seek new paths, the ones less traveled. It is on these adventures that you will discover life’s possibilities are endless.” Author unknown
Relationships. Relationships are the most valuable of God’s gifts. Friendships are to be cherished and nurtured. Hold dearly those of your family and friends.
Jim Butler and Mary Grizella Butler had a special place in their hearts for their sister Jean. Myra had taught them well that Jean was always to be loved, visited, and not forgotten and at the end of Jean’s life, she would be laid be to rest with her family. They cared for her in ways that taught each of their own children, we, as nieces and nephews of Jean, the true value of loving others. How Blessed we are as a family to have had such loving parents and grandparents.
Jean lives on within the hearts of our family. If you have ever searched for the meaning of life, stop. The answer lies in Jean and all the children who resided with her in Polk Center. We love you Aunt Jean.
Family and friends will be received Friday July 30 from 2PM to 8PM at the Paul Henney Cremation & Funeral Tributes, 5570 Library Road, Bethel Park, PA. Parting prayers will be conducted on Saturday July 31 at 9AM at the funeral home followed by a Catholic funeral Mass at 10AM at St. Valentine Catholic Church, 2710 Ohio Street, Bethel Park, PA. with the Reverend Mike Suslowicz officiating. Jean will be laid to rest at St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery in West Mifflin PA. with her parents.
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