A Celebration of Life for David Martin Butterfield, 60, Lawrence, will be at 11 am Saturday at Unity Church. David died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was an organ donor.
David was born June 17, 1953, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Cecil and Joanne Wolgast Butterfield. He graduated from high school in Cincinnati, and later attended Otterbein (Ohio) College and Ottawa University. He was employed in residential services at Cottonwood, Inc. for ten years. He was an artist/cartoonist, and active in the EMU Theater, where he served on the Board of Directors for three years. At the time of his death, he was working on a production entitled “Horrorshow VII: Tales of Monsters, Malevolence and Mercy”
He married Connie Adams, and they shared seven years of marriage. She survives of the home. Other survivors include a son, Maxwell Butterfield, Lawrence; a step daughter, Jordan Crice, Chicago; his mother, Joanne Butterfield, New Bern, N.C..; and two brothers, John Butterfield, Arlington, and Gerry Butterfield, Cincinnati. He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Clair Butterfield, and his first wife, Kimberle Rae Luther Butterfield.
Memorials may be made to EMU Theater, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.