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Joy M. Butler

November 25, 1952 — May 5, 2023

Belle

Joy M. Butler

 

Joy Marlene Butler gained her angel wings on May 5th, 2023, after a short stay in the hospital following an unexpected medical emergency during an outpatient procedure.

 

Joy was born November 25, 1952, in Detroit Michigan to the late James Otis Bunch & Muriel Rose Hunter.  On July 29th, 2006, she married her longtime companion, Kenneth Ray Butler. Ken & Joy enjoyed over 30 years of companionship and many memories of adventures on the farm and loving nature during hunting seasons and fishing on Missouri’s streams.

 

Joy was welcomed into Heaven by her parents, James & Muriel Bunch and her brothers Randy & Jimmy Bunch.

 

Those left to feel the void and absence of this wonderful woman include her husband Kenneth Butler, daughter, Kristie Williams of Crocker, son, Kristopher Seifert with wife Nikki of Belle, stepchildren Sheila Newbound with husband Mike of Belle, Frank Butler with wife Cindy of Belle and one brother, Curt Bunch of Texas. Joy’s pride and joy was her grandchildren and great grandchildren which included Seth & Shane Bunch, Blake Williams, Karsin Seifert, Alyxander, Felicity, and Ethan Rutledge, Cassandra Maguire, Josh & Cody Hamm, Michael Butler, Kelsey Hinson, Dakota Peterson, and Ethan Butler. Great Grandchildren include Izzi, AJ, and Maddi Norris, Kayden & Kameron Butler, Ryker Hinson, Tatum, Londyn, & Baylor Peterson.

 

Joy enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and husband.  Her hobbies included gardening, canning, hunting, fishing, and working.  Joy retired from LSC in Owensville, but quickly returned to work because of her inability to sit idle. Joy lived life with a servant heart always lending a hand to friends, family, and any others that showed a need.  You would be hard pressed to find individuals that were not impacted by the compassion and care Joy spread to others.

 

She was excited to serve the Lord attending church at the Church of Jesus Christ- Belle Restoration Branch. Joy was always the first one to volunteer a hand serving dinner after their services or at other functions. 

 

Joy was an avid Veteran supporter who proudly displayed her patriotism and frequently bragged about her children that served in the military and fought for our country’s freedom.  One of her greatest memories was attending a Trump rally and she was looking forward to the next election to Bring Trump Back.

 

For Joy this isn’t “Goodbye” this is “I’ll be waiting on the other side”. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to her charity of choice Church of Jesus Christ- Belle Restoration Branch.

 

Visitation for Joy will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at the Church of Jesus Christ Belle Restoration Branch from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Larry Banks officiating. Interment will be in the Community of Christ Cemetery in Linn.  

 

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Visitation

Thursday, May 11, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Church of Jesus Christ Belle Restoration Branch

35024 Hwy, EE, Belle, MO 65013

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Funeral Service

Thursday, May 11, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Church of Jesus Christ Belle Restoration Branch

35024 Hwy, EE, Belle, MO 65013

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Interment

Thursday, May 11, 2023

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Community of Christ

2593 US-50, Linn, MO 65051

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