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Jessie Lee Carolyn "Jane" Butcher

March 20, 1924 — May 20, 2023

Jessie Lee Carolyn “Jane” Butcher, 99, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2023 at the Iowa Masonic Nursing Home in Bettendorf, Iowa where she was a resident in good care since 2015.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 23, 2023 at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf.  Her family will receive friends starting at 2:00 p.m. until the time of the services on Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial was completed in the family cemetery in Grandview, Iowa. Memorials may be made to Iowa Masonic Health Facilities, Bettendorf, or FC Compassus LLC Davenport Hospice Care.

“Jane” was born in Letts, Iowa on March 20, 1924, to Benjamin Harrison and Mabel Wagner Westbrook. As one of eight siblings growing up on the Westbrook farm, she attended Iowa Teacher’s College and was a beloved teacher in Muscatine, Iowa. She married Jack Butcher (Barlow) in 1944. The family moved to the Quad-Cities in 1950 where she continued to teach in elementary schools, including Forest Grove Schoolhouse No. 5 from 1956-57. She owned the LeClaire Maid-Rite from 1957-1960.

Jane’s family and friends meant the world to her. Everyone who had the pleasure of enjoying her meals and baked goods pleaded for her secret recipes. Artistically creative, her talents in culinary delights were praised for great taste, special designs and presentation. She was the manager of Jumer’s Castle Lodge Bakery for several years and famous for her cinnamon rolls and fine desserts. She opened Grandma’s Gingerbread House on Kimberly Road, Davenport, and was the driving force in getting the former Slices & Scoops opened in Bettendorf. Jane was a beloved hardworking mother, grandmother, and teacher who also enjoyed having jewelry and home décor parties until retiring and moving to Luther Manor, Bettendorf.

Jane is survived by her daughter, Sherry and son-in-law, Joseph McGuigan of Florida; her grandsons, J. L. Westbrook of California, Shay Humphrey of South Carolina and Wyatt Butcher of Arizona; her granddaughter, Sasha Tyson of Florida; her daughter-in-law, Sarah Butcher of Louisiana; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Jeanetta Westbrook Berkley; her brothers, Benjamin, Jr, Frederick, Hartley “Hap”, Robert “Bob”, Donald “Doc” and Richard “Dick” Westbrook; her daughter, Shane Humphrey D.C. of Bettendorf; and her son, Kelly Doc Butcher of Louisiana.

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Visitation

Sunday, July 23, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home

644 River Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722

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Memorial Service

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home

644 River Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722

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