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Shirley Butler

d. June 5, 2011


Shirley J. Butler, age 72, of Kahoka, died Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.

Shirley was born January 31, 1939 in Scotland County, MO, a daughter of Raymond Robert and Bessie Jewell Anderson Carroll.

She married Larry Shannan and they were the parents of Debbie, Jenny and Pat. She later married Ed Elder and they were the parents of Vicki. On May 8, 1971, she married Norman Butler who helped raise her children as his very own. They had just celebrated 40 years of marriage.

Survivors include her husband, Norman D. Butler, of Kahoka, MO; one son, Patrick Shannan and Kelly of Granger, MO; two daughters, Deborah (Mrs. Rick) Pruett and Vicki Scott, all of Kahoka, MO; son-in-law, Paul Kinkade of Kahoka, MO; fourteen grandchildren and their children: Eli Shannan of Gibson City, IL, Seth (Tammy)Shannan and Caleb, serving in the military in Georgia, Amanda (Mrs. Aaron) Johanson and Klara of Macomb, IL, Alisha (Mrs. Geoffrey) Sauer and Quinn of Ames, IA, Ariane Horsey and fiancé, Matt Bodholt and Bazyl and Avinesh of Storm Lake, IA, Timothy Kinkade of Kahoka, MO, Josiah (Gabriele) Pruett and Ian of Hannibal, MO, Elisha (Sarah) Pruett and Dylan and Aiden of Quincy, IL, Micah Pruett of Kahoka, MO, and his daughter, Tristan, of Payson, AZ, Joshua Pruett and son, Malachi, of Keokuk, IA, Tara Pruett and daughter, Delilah of Keokuk, IA; and Jessalynn, Jasmine and Steven Scott, all of Kahoka, MO; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Lena Carroll of Kahoka, MO, Carroll and Jeanette Butler of Keokuk, IA, Delphene Yates and Joyce McColm, both of Kahoka, MO; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Jenny Kinkade; and three brothers: Bill, Bobby and Kenny Carroll.

Shirley graduated from Kahoka High School. In earlier years she was employed at Swift and Co. and Shellor Globe, both of Keokuk. Most of her adult life was spent as a homemaker. She was an excellent cook who enjoyed experimenting with and making up new recipes. She put in a big garden so she would have plenty to can, and also enjoyed growing many flowers. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who always had a smile on her face, especially when her grandchildren were around. Her family was the joy of her heart.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with burial following in the Combs Cemetery at Luray. Following the burial, friends are invited to gather with family at the Care Building in Kahoka.

Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Wednesday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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