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Sylvia Butler

d. November 12, 2011


Sylvia M. Butler, age 77, of Kahoka, MO, died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at her home.

She was born November 23, 1933, at Farmington, IA, a daughter of David and Bettie

Jones Krouse, the youngest of thirteen children.

On January 27, 1952, she was united in marriage to John Robert Butler at the Christian Church parsonage in Kahoka by Rev. Golden.

Survivors include her children: Ron Butler of Montrose, IA, Kenny Butler of Kahoka, MO and Sheila Jenkins and her husband, Stanley, of Luray, MO; eight grandchildren: Pamela (Mrs. Wes) Jensen of Bloomfield, IA, Amanda (Mrs. Richie) Webster of Wyaconda, MO, Kimberly (Mrs. Keane) Morrison of Kahoka, MO, Veronica (Mrs. Joe) Lestina of Fort Madison, IA, Rebecca Butler of California, Mindy Worley of Montrose, IA, Zeb (Kayla) Butler of Montrose, IA, and Dana (Mrs. Troy) Smith of Kansas City, MO; eight great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Norman Butler of Medill, MO, Roger and Jeannette Butler of Kahoka, MO, Vera Krouse of Keosauqua, IA, Joyce McColm of Medill, MO and Delphene Yates of Kahoka, MO; as well as nieces and nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and siblings: Harold, Raymond, Roy, and Floyd Krouse, Goldie Pitney, Faye Shearer, Mildred Martin, Unice Hite, Irene Smith, Rosey Van Patten and Wilma Carroll and one in infancy.

Sylvia graduated from Kahoka High School. She worked various jobs through the years including as a cook at the Luray School, operating a café in Luray and had been employed at one time at Barkers at Bonaparte. Most of her life was spent as a homemaker, caring for her children, growing a big garden and canning, and spending quality time with her grandchildren. Her faith was an important part of her life and she shared those values with her friends and family. She was a long-time member of the Luray Baptist Church and enjoyed the fellowship there. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and loved being with her sister redhatters and all of the traveling and time spent together.

Funeral services were held Friday, November 18, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Mark Lowman officiating. Burial was in the Combs Cemetery at Luray.

Visitation was held at Wilson Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Thursday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials were suggested to the Luray Baptist Church or the Combs Cemetery.

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