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Nancy C. (Lehman) Butler

August 31, 1947 ~ July 20, 2020 (age 72)


Nancy C. Butler, 73, of Canton died unexpectedly at her home on Monday, July 20, 2020 where she had been stricken ill.

Nancy was born August 31, 1947 in Canton, a daughter of the late Harold and Alice (Santimaw) Lehman Sr. She graduated from Madrid Schools and became a nurse, retiring after 32 years from the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg. She married Robert P. Butler on May 22, 1976.

Nancy enjoyed bowling, hunting and fishing. She was a fan of professional and college football, especially the University of Kentucky Wildcats; she was also an avid fan of SLU Saints wrestling and hockey.

Nancy is survived by her husband of 44 years, Robert Butler; a son, Kevin (Goldrena) Butler of Berea, KY; granddaughters, McKenna, Kelsey and Dakota Butler; two brothers, Harold (Sherrie) Lehman  Jr. of Sandy Creek; Floyd “Skip” Lehman of San Antonio, TX; a sister, Mary (Dave) Edwards of Wichita, KS as well as nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Nancy is predeceased by a sister, Gloria Babin.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Potsdam Humane Society; 17 Madrid Avenue; Potsdam, New York 13676 or online at Memories and condolences for Nancy are encouraged at

A graveside service will be held privately.

Arrangements for Nancy C. Butler are under the care of the O’Leary Funeral Service of Canton.

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Private Committal


Potsdam Humane Society
17 Madrid Avenue, Potsdam NY 13676

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