Sharon Butterworth
January 29, 1948 - February 6, 2021

Sharon Butterworth

Sharon Butterworth
Jan 29, 1948 - Feb 6, 2021

Sharon Butterworth

To have known Sharon Butterworth was to have known a loving mother and wife, a spiritual parishioner, and a fierce friend.

On Saturday, February 6, Sharon Therese Beckey Butterworth, died in her home surrounded by family. She was born on January 29, 1948 in Muscatine, Iowa where she grew up, raised a family and was a contributing member of her church and community. Sharon grew up being a score keeper for her brothers' games which sparked an enthusiasm for sports that she held throughout her life. She graduated from Hayes Catholic High School in 1966 and then from the University of Northern Iowa in 1970 where she earned her teaching certificate. Sharon brought her love of books to her students as a teacher at Muscatine High School from 1970-1975 and remained an avid reader and book club participant. Her passion for books and sports was rivaled only by her love for her children. She went to every recital and game and would speak of her children's accomplishments to anyone who would listen. After giving them all her love and support to adulthood, Sharon threw her energy into her church. She was a parishioner and volunteered as a financial secretary at Faith United Church of Christ. Sharon also served as Vice President of Butterworth Clock Inc.

Some of her most treasured memories were those of her time spent with her family in Disney World. Sharon also extended her kind heart to her furry friends, feeding the wildlife in her backyard, giving to pet friendly causes and was never far from one of her cats.

She is survived by her husband Mark Butterworth of Muscatine, her brother Tom Beckey of Davenport, her mother Therese Barraud Beckey of Muscatine and her children Lyne Butterworth of Kissimmee, FL and James Butterworth (Jennifer Ancell) in Shawnee, KS.

She was proceeded in death by her father, Darrell, her brother Terry and her sister Travaughn.

In the spirit of her generosity, the family would ask that in lieu of flowers, gifts be made to the Faith United Church of Christ or the Muscatine Humane Society. Upon Sharon's request, no services will be held.


Pat Stewart on Feb 19, 2021

My deepest sympathies for your loss. Sharon was a kind person that was so proud of her family. She talked many times of how proud she was of Lynne and Jimmy and their accomplishments. I know she loved you Mark, her mom and Tom too. I had the pleasure of doing her hair for many years, I know she will be missed by many. May passed memories help you through your time of grief.

Gary M Carella on Feb 19, 2021

Mark, condolences on the passing of Sharon. You have been a tremendous help to the Clocksmiths group and the rest of the clock repair community. Just know we all send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Bart Beckey on Feb 13, 2021

Sharon was my cousin & one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. I was shocked to hear of her passing. She will be missed. RIP

Kathy Ginter on Feb 13, 2021

Tom, I'm very sorry to hear about your sister. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Kathy

Connie McDaniel on Feb 13, 2021

Mark, I wanted you to know that you and Jimmie and Lynne are in my prayers. Sharon was a great person and I was lucky enough to get to visit with her a couple years ago. She really looked great and sounded like her old self. She updated me on Jimmie becoming a surgeon and Lynne in Florida and of course you, Mark. Please accept all of our thoughts and prayers for all of you from Musserville Methodist Church. We lost a great family back then and all of you were missed. Please stay strong and know that Sharon was fortunate and blessed to have such a great family. She was very proud of all of you. Please take care.

Joan Keemle on Feb 12, 2021

CandleTom, I'm so sorry to hear about your sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Martha Cadena on Feb 10, 2021

Mark, Lynne and Jimmy, so sorry to hear about the passing of your wife and mother. She was a passionate person. Never forget the good times we had at the MSC games. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Juan y Marta Cadena

Dick and Rosie Washburn on Feb 10, 2021

Rosie and I are saddened to hear of Sharon’s passing. Her kind heart, joyful laugh and her love for others is how she will be remembered by us. Not to forget all those Science Department gatherings.
Dick and Rosie Washburn

Dyann Roby on Feb 10, 2021

May memories comfort your grieving hearts. Sharon will be loved in heaven like she was here on earth. Our sympathy to Mark and family.
Dyann and Dave Roby

Lois Gray Weggen Bevan Powell on Feb 10, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. I didn't know Sharon well but knew of her from the Beckey family having lived next to my Aunt Viola for years on Roscoe Avenue. May your memories always bring fond thoughts of Sharon and may she Rest In Peace.



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