Jennifer Butchko

May 18, 2011

Jennifer Butchko, 39, of Frankfort, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in her home. Born March 16, 1972 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. to Gerald Janolek and Mary Ann Matty.  She married Mark Anthony Butchko on July 11, 1992 in Mt. Carmel, Pa. and he survives. A beloved mother and wife, Jennifer lived in Mt. Carmel, Wilkes-Barre Pa., and South Bend, IN  before moving to Frankfort, IN 12 years ago. She was a graduate of Mt. Carmel High School and attended King’s College (Pa.) where she majored in chemistry and religion. She was an active member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, participating in the Precept Bible Study, Small Group and the Kids Zone Children’s Ministry. She particularly enjoyed cooking especially family dinners, traditional holiday meals and desserts.

Visitation and Services

Visitation from 2-6 p.m. Sunday (May 22, 2011) at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St. Frankfort.  Service 10:30 a.m. Monday (May 23, 2011) at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 E. Clinton St. Frankfort, with Pastor Tom Jameson officiating.  Burial to follow at Green Lawn Cemetery in Frankfort.  The family requests memorial contributions be made to the  First Evangelical Presbyterian Church or the ALS Association of Indiana with envelopes available at the funeral home and the church.

Survived by:

She is survived by her husband, Mark Anthony Butchko of Frankfort; three children, Stephanie Marie, Sarah Nicole and Mark Joe Butchko, all at home; her mother, Mary Ann Matty of Mt. Carmel, Pa.; a sister, Mari Niedzwiecki of Williamsport, Pa.; maternal grandparents, John and Mary Matty of Pa.; five half and two step-brothers and sisters.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her Father.


10 Condolences for “Jennifer Butchko”

  1. Jorge Olivares May 19, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Dear Mark and Family,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. I can not imagine what you are going through. Wish I could be there with you, but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Jorge and Margaret Olivares

  2. Michael Bushong May 20, 2011 at 6:26 am

    I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you. and your family.

  3. Kathy Weiss May 20, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Mark – I am so sorry to hear about Jennifer. It seems like only yesterday that you were a student and King’s and working for us in the Gold Room. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Pat Smith May 20, 2011 at 11:35 am

    It is with both a sense of deep loss and deep gratitude that we received the news of Jennifer’s passing. Jennifer touched our lives in so many ways during our time in Frankfort. Her ever present smile, her willing spirit, her servant heart, her contagious enthusiasm and her abiding love touched us, our church and the entire community. We will hold her close to our hearts the rest of our days. We know your loss is severe. We pray that your joy in Christ will grow deeper with each day of this new chapter in your lives. If there is anything Laura or I can ever do for you please let us know.

    We would have been privileged to be with you this week, but we were in Louisiana caring for our grandsons while Caleb and Tisha were away.

  5. Allison Wolf May 20, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Mark, Stephanie, Sarah, and Mark,

    I am so sorry about your loss. Jennifer was such a caring person. I benefited from her kindness on a routine basis when she would send Mark to campus with home cooked meals for me to enjoy for lunch. You could always see how happy she was to be a wife and a mom.

    I know that she will be watching over you all.


  6. Mrs. Fedor May 20, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Dearest Mark and children: 05/20/11

    I cannot tell you how SAD I was all day after reading Jennifer’s obituary. I called your mom shortly after reading it and as we spoke I was flooded with memories of days past. You have been in my thoughts for years but often recently when I first heard of Jennifer’s illness. Whenever I was driving near your homestead I would think about you and your family and pray that you were able to endure this sad situation. I am sure Jennifer got the best care and ws surrounded by love.

    It is difficult for me to express my heartfelt sympathy to you and your children. When Joe died several years ago someone sent me this saying which I will finish my email with. Once your life gets back to some semblance of normal I wsh you would drop me a note so I would have an address I could reach you at. Several of your friends called me for an address which I did not have.

    It’s difficult to hold on sometimes. but someday, beyond our tears and all the world’s wrongs, beyound the clouds and all we can see and touch. There will be love, caompassion and justice and we shall all understand.

    I wish you peace and hope.

    In friendship and love,
    Mrs. Fedor

  7. Colleen Laskoski May 20, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Mark, Maryann, and family,
    I wanted to express my deepest sympathy to all of you while coping with the tragic loss of Jen. I will be praying for you to hold close to one another and your faith. May the peace of Christ be with you, providing you with the strength you need.

  8. Kristy (Stockberger) Miller May 22, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    My heartfelt condolences go out to your and your family during this difficult time. Jennifer may be gone, but she will never be forgotten. She will always live on in your hearts, memories, friends, and family. She has touched so many peoples lives. She was a fighter and fought until she couldn’t fight anymore. Thinking and praying for you all.

  9. Jack & Connie Scheid May 22, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    We are out of town, but our Prayers are with you and your family Mark. What a terrific gal and we sure know where she is. God Bless you all. In Christ, Jack @ Connie.

  10. Christine Fosko Rutledge May 31, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Mark and Family,
    I cannot express to you the sadness I feel after hearing of Jen’s passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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