Katherine Coleman Donaldson Butler
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Charleston Animal Society
    2455 Remount Road
    North Charleston, SC 29406

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“Sending you much love, Liz. Thinking of you and the family during this very sad time. Please know that my heart is with you. Love, Susan Baker ”
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“As the Director of Community Engagement for Charleston Animal Society I speak on behalf of the staff and animals in our care. We are eternally...Read More »
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“I only knew Katherine for a short period of time. But to me she exemplify a true Charlestonian in every aspect. What a kind and lovely lady. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Alma Greer - Mt Pleasant, SC

“So sorry for your loss! Heaven got a new Angel!Lynn Ward ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Lynn Ward - Mt Pleasant, SC

“So sorry to hear about my dear old friend. We had some good times together, high school and after. Worked at the newspaper office together. ...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Shirley McClary Woodside - SC

“My sympathy for your loss. Please find peace and comfort in knowing God cares for you and will help you in your time of need. Jeremiah 29:12 ”
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“I was in your mothers Sunday School class and remember her teaching us the Catechism. My parents are Jeanette and John Graham that had the Mt....Read More »
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Katherine Coleman Donaldson Butler, 81, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of the late Dr. John McKager Butler, died Friday, June 16, 2017. Her Funeral Service will be held graveside in the Christ Church Cemetery, 2304 Hwy 17 N, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Rd.

Katherine was born October 22, 1935 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of the late Robert James and Catherine Lucas Coleman Donaldson. She was an active member of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher and member of the choir. Katherine could always be found in her flower garden, which was her pride and joy.

She is survived by her son, Jonathan Howard Butler (wife, Sami); her daughter, Elizabeth Legare B. Duren (husband, Rob); grandchildren: John, Robert and Michael Butler; Daphne and Aidan Brion, and Sophia and Troy Duren; her brother, Robert James Donaldson, Jr.; three sisters, Mary Ann D. Hay, Betty D. Williams, and Sandy D. Knisley, all of Mount Pleasant; and her sister-in-law, Elizabeth Butler Graves.

Memorials may be made to the Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Rd, North Charleston, SC 29406.