Jennifer Rebecca Butts, 40, Wonder Lake, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Evanston Hospital in Evanston.
She was born Sept. 20, 1971, in Arlington Heights to Camiel and Christine Ann (Walinski) Van Durme. On June 7, 2002, she married Darwin Butts in Woodstock.
A homemaker for many years, she also worked in food service for Woodstock School District 200 at Woodstock North High School.
She attended Willow Creek Church in Crystal Lake. Family was the most important thing in her life, and she regularly put the needs of family and friends ahead of her own. She was active with girls baseball at Jacobson Park in Wonder Lake and worked tirelessly for the Animal Outreach Humane Society in McHenry and Crystal Lake. She also enjoyed camping and reading.
Survivors include her husband, her loving companion for 15 years; two daughters, Alexandra Mineau and Samantha Mineau; a son, Jackson Butts; her parents of Gilberts; her mother and father-in-law, Ralph and Loralie Butts, Cary; a sister, Pamela Burford, Fort Madison, Iowa; a brother, Dwayne Van Durme, Gilberts; two nieces, Lacey and Hollie; a nephew, Nicholas; and a great-nephew, Isaac.
Visitation was Aug. 1, followed by the funeral Aug. 2, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, McHenry.
Inurnment was private.
Memorials can be sent to the Mineau/Butts Children Educational Fund, P. O. Box 343, McHenry, IL 60051.