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Obituary for Judith (Daugherty) Butler

Judith D. Butler
1939-2017

Judith (Daugherty) Butler, 77, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri.
She was born December 21, 1939 in Columbus, Ohio and married Robert W. Butler on December 27, 1961. He preceded her in death in November 2016.
She received a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and was a member of Delta Gamma fraternity (Alpha Rho Chapter). She co-founded and served as vice-president of Butler Sales Associates, Inc. in the animal health industry… for 26 years.
Judy was an extraordinary person who embraced life with determination, spirit, kindness and grace. She had the courage to try new things and never met a stranger along the way. Her warm smile, laughter and wit touched many throughout the years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, tennis, swimming and long walks on the beach. She treasured time spent with her family and many friends. Her bravery and fortitude in times of adversity made her exceptional.
Judy was a dedicated community volunteer. She was a member of various local organizations including the Seekers Class, Board of Trustees, Chancel Choir and TLC at Ashland United Methodist Church; Ladies United Benevolent Association Board of Directors; P.E.O. (Chapter KM); YMCA Board of Directors; St. Joseph Performing Arts Association Board of Directors; Junior League of St. Joseph; Inklings Book Club; Runcie Club; St. Joseph Community Chorus; and her very special Mahjong group.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, Paul J. and Eleanor (Greene) Daugherty.
Survivors include children, Robin Leonard (Jeff), Bradley Butler (Melissa), Elizabeth Forman (Keith), Brian Butler (Lindsey); sisters, Susan Shafer (Philip), Priscilla Mead, Sarah Sussman (Michael); 13 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, Ashland United Methodist Church. Rev. Alan Pruitt officiating. Private Inurnment Whispering Pines Cremation Garden at St. Joseph Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Noyes Home for Children, Ashland United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or Ohio Wesleyan University.


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Visitation

Thursday

11

May

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Service

Friday

12

May

10:30 AM
Ashland United Methodist Church

2711 Ashland Ave
st. Joseph , Missouri 64504

Cemetery Details

Location

Whispering Pines Cremation Garden at St. Joseph Memorial Park

Memorial Contribution

Noyes Home for Children

801 N. Noyes Blvd
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

Ashland United Methodist Church Memorial Fund

Ohio Wesleyan University

61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, Ohio 43015
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