An item found in the Jamestown Press (Jamestown, Indiana) – issue of February 11, 1898 – page 4, column 3:
Mrs. Hattie Butner was born in Rock Castle county, Ky., Sept. 15, 1849 and departed this life Feb. 3, 1898, being 48 years, 4 months and 18 days old. Was married to James D. Butner in 1872. To them were born four children two of whom died in their infancy and two are still living, Angie E. and Pearl D. In 1882 they moved from Ky. to Clark county, Indiana, living there 11 years after which they moved to Hendricks county, Ind., where since they have resided. She united with the Christian church at the age of 15. She was a faithful, zealous and consistent Christian, honored, respected and loved by all who knew her. She was a dutiful and affectionate wife and fond and loving mother. In her home she was a constant source of sunshine and hope. On her death-bed she expressed a desire and a willingness to go and admonished her husband and children to meet her in heaven. Her death was a living triumph of faith in the Lord Jesus.
The remains were taken to the Christian church in Jamestown, Sunday afternoon at 3 pm. Elder W.T. Brooks preached a splendid funeral discourse. The large audience present was a fitting tribute to the esteem in which she was held by all who knew her. After the services at the church the remains were taken to the I.O.O.F. cemetery for interment.