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Gloria Butler

November 24, 1947 - January 11, 2021
Lawton, MI



Friday, January 15, 2021
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes
Paw Paw Location
60900 Michigan 40
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-3870
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215 E. Michigan Ave.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Age 73, died peacefully on January 11, 2021. Gloria was born November 24, 1947 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Donald and Juanita (Jones) Rowan. Guided by her unwavering faith in the Lord, Gloria shared her fun-loving personality with all who were near. One who liked to make people smile, she’d often make jokes or poke fun, but only with the very best of intentions. She was quite handy with a needle and thread and was able to crochet or cross stitch just about anything including homemade pillows. Family and faith were central to her joy. Perhaps nothing pleased her more than becoming a grandmother and doting her grandkids.

Gloria was preceded in death by her siblings: Laura Rowan, Donald Rowan, and Sharon Rowan. Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Michael; 3 children: Dawn (Matt) Janecke, Mike Butler, and Renae Butler; 6 grandkids: Colton, Emily, Bradley, Rayne, Hayden, and Reva; siblings: Donita (Roy) George, Patricia (Dave) Boven, Jim (Cheryl) Rowan, Cindy Everall, and Lynn Rowan; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation for family and friends will be 4-6PM Friday (JAN 15) at Betzler & Thompson Life Story Funeral Home, 60900 M-40 Hwy, Paw Paw (269) 657-3870. Private burial will take place. Visit Gloria’s personal webpage at www.BetzlerLifeStory.com where you may archive a favorite memory or photo, and sign her online guestbook.