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Chester Lee Butler Sr.

November 5, 1927 — April 2, 2022

Biography: Chester Lee Butler Sr. of Bucyrus, passed away at his home April 2, 2022 with family by his side following a brief illness. Chester was born November 5, 1927 in Portsmouth Oh to the late William David and Daisy (Bloomfield) Butler. Chester had first married Maggie Ritchmond who preceded him in death. After her passing he went on to marry Anna Elmus (Armstrong) Butler who passed in 1995.  
Chester is survived by son Chester (Vanessa) Butler Jr. and his 5 children Sherri Bayless, Lori (Allen) Marino, Harold Butler, Christina (Kenny) Rhinehart, Kathy (Mark Kegley) Butler. 
Preceded in death by son, Harold (Kathy) Scott and their 3 surviving children, Barbara “Barbi” (John)Lungsford, Chuck Scott, Bruce (Shaye) Scott of Bucyrus. 
Daughter, Betty (Tom) Orewiler and her daughter Leslie Hill of Bucyrus.  
Daughter, Barbara (Duane Dible) Pritchard and her 2 sons Trenton Davis (Lisa Alsept) and Wesley (Billie Sue Abott) Davis of Bucyrus. 
Chester is survived by grandchildren and great grandchildren, Mike and Becka Scheck, Brooke Bayless, Malichi Bayless, Steven and Brett Hector, Zach and Cody Houck, Blade Rhinehart, Tiffany Butler, Brittany Parcel, Brandi Butler, Timmy Butler, Macie and Rylie Bayless, Madison Kildow, Jade Decker, Mathew Rowalt, Megan (Rumor) Philips, Lee and Kendra Rumor, Audrey Neubacher, Weston and Wyatt Davis, Bailey and Lucas Hill, Mason and Madison Davis; sisters, Janet Reed of Kingman Arizona and Ada Griffit of Bourtonville Kentucky, Nancy (Charles) Rickett of Waverly Ohio and Celia Armstrong of Indian Creek Kentucky; brother, Walter (Julie Blankenship) Butler of Camp Dix Kentucky; sister-in-laws, Bessie Butler of Bucyrus and Carrie (Armstrong) Hobbs of Vanceburg Kentucky. 
Chester is preceded in death by son, Harold (Kathy) Scott; granddaughter, Jessica Scott; grandson, Chase Neubacher and Douglas Hill; brothers, Glenwood Butler, Elwood Butler, Mosby Butler, and James Butler; sisters, infant Katheryn Butler, Pauline Liles, Louise Wilburn. 
Chester was a quiet man, once he got to talking though he gave so much knowledge of the past with many good stories. He was very humble, honest, and hard working. Chester had his faith in “God”. He served his country in the Navy during World War II. He moved to Bucyrus Ohio in the 1950’s for a good job at Monroe (Crawford) Steel. He worked 22 years until they closed. He then went on to work at Ohio Crane Locomotive for another 20 years and retired at 72 years old. He always enjoyed yard work, making sure the outside was kept up well, and loved visits from family. He will be deeply missed. 
Visiting hours are at Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home from 10AM-1PM Friday April 8. There will be a funeral service following visitation at 1PM with pastor Ted Thomas Officiating. Chester will be laid to rest at Oakwood cemetery by his wife Anna Elmus Butler. Memorials may be made to Southern Care Hospice. Moments of remembrance may be left online at
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