March 19, 1922 – August 10, 2020
Jessie Jean (Harris) Butt was born March 19, 1922 in Delavan the daughter of Jesse and Pearl Mitchell Harris. Graduate of Delavan High School and Wisconsin Academy of Cosmetic Art, Milwaukee, WI. Worked at beauty shops in Janesville prior to marriage to Orville L. Butt in Delavan Nov. 18,1944. He died June 20, 1984. They lived in the Delavan and Richmond area their married life. Member of Richmond United Methodist Church and served as treasurer for many years. Served as Richmond Town Clerk for 14 years. A member of Fairfield Grange for over 70 years, holding various offices in the Grange and was also a member of the Grange Degree and Drill Team. She belonged to Richmond Crafters for many years. Her family and the little country church were her life.
Survived by son Arlen (Dianne) Butt of Whitewater; daughter, Elaine (Dan)Kelleher of Delavan. Four grandchildren, Casey, Corey, Carmen and Chester. Sisters in law and many nieces and nephews also survive. Great Grandchildren, Kya, Natalie and Declan
Nolan, Savannah, Keyon’Dre.
Predeceased by her parents and an infant daughter Carla Jean and sister Frances Christiansen.
Her sister Charlotte Holt also survives. In lieu of flowers memorials made to Richmond United Methodist Church are suggested. Private Family services due to Covid 19 will be 10 a.m. Thursday, August 13 at 10 a.m. at the
church. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery. Betzer Family Funeral Home is serving the family.