Irene S. Butts

Irene S. Butts, 92, formerly of Lakewood, died Tuesday, Jan, 1, 2013, in her home in Covenant Manor.

She was born July 10, 1920, in Westport, Pa., a daughter of the late Charles and Anna Arndt Smith.

Prior to her retirement in 1985, she was employed by HSBC Bank as a teller for 18 years.

She was a former member of Lakewood Rod and Gun and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

She was an avid reader, and enjoyed solving crossword puzzles.

Surviving are a son, John (Cindy) Butts of Jamestown; four grandchildren: J. Trevor (Kristine) Butts of Falconer, Stacy (Orman) Clemons of Olean, Michelle (Jason) Muscarella of Jamestown, and Melissa Butts of Washington, D.C.; and seven great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Butts, who died June 5, 1965; a son, James Butts; a sister Clarrissa Smith; and three brothers: Arthur, Howard and James Smith.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Visitation will not be observed.

Memorials may be made to Lakewood Memorial Library, 12 W. Summit Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.

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