Marjorie Ann Butler


Marjorie Ann Witten Butler passed away June 30, 2019, at Oklahoma Heart Hospital, surrounded by her family. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Central Church of Christ. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. in Fletcher. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Criswell Funeral Home.
She was born Nov. 10, 1933, in her family home in Fletcher to Virgil Wayne Witten and Dovie Gertrude Moody Witten.
She met the love of her life, Donald Eugene Butler, at the young age of 15 at Craterville Park near Cache. She and Don married on Jan. 12, 1952, in Uma, Arizona.
A few months later, Don was deployed overseas to serve in the Navy during the Korean War.
Shortly after his return from serving, Don and Marge relocated to Lawton,. They settled in 1956 in Duncan, where she took care of the home, raised their three sons and worked at Hagar Slacks while Don worked three jobs to support the family.
In June of 1972, the family moved to Ada and ventured into the convenience store business as they established Don's 7-11 on Cradduck Road. Marjorie managed the business while Don ran a chip and candy route for Tom's Snacks. In 1980, the business moved to 14th and Mississippi. She not only managed the store but also taught her sons the business.
In 1995, Marjorie and Don took over a business that was located at the intersection of Francis Road and Highway 99 in Byng.
Marge was a member of Central Church of Christ since their arrival to Ada in 1972. She had a tremendous love for all of her children, grandchildren, friends, and especially the love of her life, Don.
She was known to all for her smile and how genuine and kind she was. Marge was a hard worker, a devout Christian and the moral compass for her family. She was as gentle as an angel but could be as tough as nails when it came to keeping her three rambunctious, rowdy, athletic sons and one old sailor in line.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Dovie Witten; sister, Patsy Witten; brother, Ronald Witten; infant son, Fred Dwayne Butler; and granddaughter, Summer Lorissa Butler.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Donald Eugene Butler, and brothers, David Witten and Truman Witten. Also by her sons, Donald Allen Butler and wife, Cindy, Michael Dale Butler and Brian Keith Butler, all of Ada, and a special daughter, exchange student Sandra Honegger Zurcher of Sweden. She was a wonderful grandmother to her eight grandchildren, Jeremy, Lindsay, Joshua, Matthew, Johnathon, Gregory, Andrea and Summer, and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jason Prather, Jeremy Butler, Joshua Butler, Matthew Butler, Kent Franz and Steven Carrethers. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Morgan's Sunday School class, Dan Harris, Walter Grant and Marvin Carrethers.
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Rosalind Farris
Jul 04, 2019
Im praying that God will give you strength peace and comfort for the family.
You have my deepestĀ  condolences in the passing of Mrs. Butler.
Although we don't understand God's reasoning just trust that he will give you the strength to get through your grieving process.
Treasure those memories God allowed the time for you to make the memories.