Mary Jane Butts, 83, of Oklahoma City, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017.

Mary Jane Butts, 83, of Oklahoma City, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017.

Mary Jane was born March 12, 1934, in Shawnee to Clarence and Vinita Wiens.

While in high school, she accepted a part-time job at Wilson Greenhouses and began her life’s work of helping her customers and family members celebrate life events with floral creations.

She married Walker S. Butts in February 1956. In December of that year, their daughter, Connie was born and in 1960, they welcomed their son, Bill, to complete the family. In the early 70s, she and Walker opened Mary Janes Flowers in Shawnee. In 2000, she was forced into retirement due to serious health issues. She moved to Oklahoma City to be near Connie.

Mary Jane was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Jerry Wiens; her beloved husband, Walker in 2001; her son, William “Bill” Butts in 2016.

She is survived by her daughter, Connie Butts of Oklahoma City; sister-in-law, Margaret Wiens of Moore; bother-in-law, John C. Butts of Tulsa; uncle, Dwight K. Smith of Duncan; daughter-in-law, Carol Butts and family of Newalla; grand-dogs, Molly and Matilda; many cousins, nieces, nephews and floral friends from all over Oklahoma.

Visitation will be 2 through 7 p.m., Sunday, March 19, at Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

Service will be 2 p.m., Monday, March 20, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee with Reverend Mark Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Shawnee, Oklahoma under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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