Scott D. Butler

  • Born: October 1, 1955
  • Died: September 2, 2015
  • Location: Noblesville, Indiana

Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center Carmel

325 E Carmel Dr
Carmel, IN 46032
Tel. (317) 848-2929

Tribute & Message From The Family

SCOTT DANIEL BUTLER, 59, Noblesville, died Wednesday, September 2, 2015 after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma. He fought with his last breath to remain with his wife and fellow adventurer, Jane Williams Butler. He was proud of his heritage: born in Honolulu, Hawaii to his Army father, Larry G Butler (deceased) and his half Cherokee mother, Mary McIntosh Butler who survives.
Education (whether formal or informal) was so important to Scott. While in the U.S. Navy, he took correspondence courses which enabled him upon discharge to graduate from Purdue University in 2.5 years. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1982 and audited divinity courses through Yale Divinity School even after he became disabled. He challenged and encouraged so many people along their own educational journeys.
Besides his wife and mother, Scott leaves behind his children: Nicole (Matt) Klocek; Tim Butler; Derek Butler; Natalie (Michael) Smith and Daniel (Lynae) Butler. He adored his grandsons: Luke Daniel Klocek, Landen Scott Butler and Samuel Robert Smith. A fourth grandson is due in January, 2016. Siblings: Sarah Beth (James) Manis, Frank (Trish Santini) Butler and Anna (Michael) Webb also survive. Many former colleagues were blessed with nuggets of advice from Scott on how to read a survey, how to write a well-constructed letter, etc. That was his gift: to teach and educate. He continued this through his journal on His writings enabled followers to know and understand more fully his treatment issues with Multiple Myeloma.
Scott loved traveling (he and his wife completed their 50 state quest in 2013 even after his diagnosis), attending Colts games, his pickup truck, biking, the Cubs, music (especially Bob Dylan) and golfing. Beyond these things, nothing would have pleased him more than picking up a red pen and editing this obituary which would have undoubtedly flowed more succinctly and with such wonderful prose.
Family will welcome friends 4-8 pm on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Flanner and Buchanan, 325 E Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032 with funeral services at 2:30 pm Friday, September 11, 2015 at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 3106 E Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032 with calling one hour prior. Burial will follow immediately after funeral services at Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the IU Simon Cancer Center for multiple myeloma research. Please make checks payable to: IU Foundation and mail to IUF, PO Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207-7072. Indicate "In Memory of Scott Butler" on the memo line. You may also make donations online at Other organizations designated by Scott were: Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and Wheeler Mission.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Remembering Scott today. With love. Carriebell.

Posted by Caroline Bell Tynan - London   September 01, 2019

Thinking of your family today on this anniversary. I know you are missed. With all my love, carriebell.

Posted by Carrie Bell - London - Family Friend   September 02, 2018


I miss you!

Posted by Jane Butler - IN - Spouse   August 08, 2017


One year on and I am still thinking of you Scott and your special family. With all my love, carriebell.

Posted by Carrie Bell - London - Friend   September 01, 2016

Dear Sarah & family.
Thinking and praying for you all today. While we didn't know Scott personally he was a becon light in many of Sarah's conversations with me over the years. I'm confident the great creator has welcomed him and I believe his Cherokee heritage has brought great light to this world through him walking this vast place. Many prayers and much love to you Sarah and your family as you say goodbye for now.

Posted by Connie & Tony Musgrave - Spencer, IN - Friends   September 11, 2015


I'm so sorry for your loss.Jane I will continue to keep you and your family in prayer.

Posted by Arlene Butler    September 11, 2015

Jane and family. We are sorry for your loss. There are no words that will help at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kenny and Debbie Dennison - Portage, IN - Friend   September 10, 2015


So sorry for your loss. We are sending are thoughts and prayers.
Pat & Dana

Posted by Dana Kelly - Greenfield, IN - Friend   September 10, 2015


Sending you and your family thoughts, love, and prayers.

Posted by Carissa and Christina Cartwright-Collins - Indianapolis, IN   September 10, 2015


Frank & Butler family,
My wife Dawn & I did not have the opportunity to meet your brother Scott, but we are sending our thoughts and prayers to all of the family and wishing you well in this time of loss.
Peace to all.

Dawn and Mitch Baird
St Louis Park MN 55426
September 8, 2015

Posted by Dawn & Mitch Baird - St Louis Park, MN - Friend & colleague   September 09, 2015

Sending our love and prayers.

Posted by Laurie George and Dan Baird - Nashville, TN - Friends of Anna Webb   September 08, 2015

I vividly remember the first time I met Scott. It was over 30 years ago. I'm introduced and shake hands with Scott Butler, Esquire. There he stood in a suit with a red bow tie and vest. Boy was I feeling intimated. Then we spoke and he put me at ease instantly. Scott had such a warm and kind personality with a very witty sense of humor. Scott was one of a kind, a warrior until the end. He will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with Jane and their families.

Posted by Ruth Larsen - Camby, IN   September 08, 2015


Will remember Scott and his sense of humor and his love for his family...our prayers are with you allTanny Dawson-Snyder and family

Posted by tanny dawson snyder - west lafayette, IN - friend of family   September 06, 2015

Oh Scott I wish you peace for ever more amongst the stars.
To the Butler family and all of those who knew Scott and loved and enjoyed him...of whom there are many...I send prayers for your comfort and send my love now and forever. Much love, Carriebell. London England.

Posted by Carriebell - London - Friend   September 06, 2015

My thought and prayers are with this amazing family. God welcomed another angel to watch over the loved ones he left on earth. Scott will always be in your hearts until you meet again.

Posted by Betsy Harris - Madison, TN - Friend of Anna   September 06, 2015


Jane and Butler family. What a great honor it has been for this strong courageous man to have blessed me with his love and friendship. Also his wife Jane for her strength and courageous battle dealing with this horrible cancer. The role of a caregiver is one that weighs on your mind and body. The stress you go through while all the time you wouldn't have it any other way. I'm so sad for all of us that have lost this light in our eyes but oh so happy that Scott is free of pain and at home. See you at the house and the day you two love birds get to see one another again will be a glorious day. Hugs, love and prayers. Thank you Scott for everything.

Posted by Kay Hunt - Greenfield, IN - Friend   September 06, 2015

Jane, I have never met either you or Scott but feel like I know you through my sister kitty. My sincerest conconlences though this very difficult time. My sister spoke of the two of you with the upmost respect. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this saddest of times.
Maureen Claffey Feinstein

Posted by Maureen Feinstein    September 05, 2015

My relationship with Scott as a brother member at St. Peter's UCC was quite limited, but I was amazed and much inspired by his frequent commentaries through the Caring Bridge emails many of us received. I pray that Jane and all family members will know God's strength and peace in these days of sadness and grief.

Posted by Don Kaufman - Carmel, IN   September 05, 2015

For Scott and Jane: Our admiration for such a Grand Man and Grand Lady who fought so hard together with courage , strength , and dignity for almost 4 years. Jane has lost the love of her life but was so lucky to have had him. To the children, his Mother, Sisters and rest of the family and Jane: Our prayers, thoughts, and love are with you every minute. God Bless...Richie and Nancy Williams

Posted by Richie and Nancy Williams - Franklin, IN - Jane's Brother and Sister in law   September 05, 2015

Dearest Janie, I am so sorry for the loss you are experiencing. May our Lord Jesus Christ keep you all close. I will keep you and your family in my prayers..

Posted by Peggie Gilmore Dolan - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   September 05, 2015

Dear Butler Family,
There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. I am honored that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. Please let me know if there is more we can do to help celebrate your loved-one's life.

My Warmest Regards,

Bruce W. Buchanan
4th Generation Owner
Since 1881

Posted by Flanner and Buchanan - Indianapolis, IN   September 05, 2015

I went to high school with Scott. He was a big influence on my life. I was so grateful that he emailed me last spring. We shared our experiences with our enemy-cancer. He shared his thanks to and pride of his family. His family is in my thoughts and prayers as Scott has been and will continue to be in my memory.

Posted by Rebecca Gwin - Lafayette, IN - high school friend   September 04, 2015

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