Obituary of Betty Jane Butler
Betty Jane Butler passed away, December 4, 2019 at Barton County Memorial Hospital.
She was born February 22, 1931 on a farm near Sheldon, Missouri to Lee and Mae Norwood. Following her graduation from Lamar High School, Class of 1949, she married Clint Butler in 1950.
While raising four active boys and a daughter with Down Syndrome, Betty became an expert multi-tasker. She juggled everyone’s schedules, laundered thousands of loads of smelly athletic gear, cooked a million meals, at all hours of the day or night, chauffeured children to and from activities, applied iodine to countless cuts and invented games for her grandchildren. And while doing all that, loved her husband for over 60 years.
Betty is preceded in death by her husband Clint, her son Brad, her daughter Pam, her sisters Mildred Fowler and Marjorie Darrah, her brothers Cecil, George, Bev, and Hal Norwood.
Betty is survived by her sons Jon Butler, Stan Butler and Larry Butler, grandsons Bryan, Zach, Aaron (AJ) and Beau Butler, granddaughters Katie (Andrew) Bullock and Sarah (Daniel) Trapani, great-granddaughter Abigail Trapani, and many nieces and nephews.
While her last few months were difficult, many friends, family members and health care providers showed her steadfast love, dedication and compassion.
In her final moments, she said "thank you so much" to all those who made her 88 year journey a wonderful life.
There will be a visitation at 12:00 pm, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Konantz Warden Funeral Home, Lamar, MO followed by services at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to advocates for victims of domestic violence (see: mcadsv.org).