Virginia M. (Davis) Butler, 90, formerly of Klemme and Lake Cornelia, Iowa, died Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Colonial Village, Overland Park, KS.
Funeral service will be Monday, February 3, 2020, at 1 pm at the Andrews Funeral Home, 516 1st Street S.E., Belmond, IA. Burial will be in the Ell Township Cemetery, Klemme, IA, following the funeral service.
Visitation will be from 10 am until noon prior to the funeral at the funeral home Monday.
Virginia Mae (Davis) Butler was born October 30, 1929, to William and Helen (Stephenson) Davis in Livermore, IA. She attended country school through the 7th grade. Then continued her education through Livermore Public School, graduating in 1946. After graduating she worked at the Livermore elevator and Hardy elevator.
Virginia was United in marriage to Charles Butler, September 2, 1951, at the Livermore Methodist Church. Their union was blessed with three daughters, Gwen, Maggie, and Becky. The couple farmed for a time in Livermore and Bradgate before moving to a farm east of Klemme in 1955.
Virginia worked at the Elevator in Klemme, Winnebago Industries in Forest City and the Farm Bureau office in Garner. Later, they founded and operated BMD in Klemme until it was sold in 1995.
Virginia enjoyed her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, any kind of sports of TV, especially the Iowa Hawkeyes, golf, bowling and playing cards.
Virginia is survived by three daughters: Gwen Butler, Clive, IA, Maggie (Mike) Godwin, Rochester, MN, and Becky (Ed) Lents, Drexel, MO. Eight grandchildren: Devon (Jayme) Mau, Danielle (Connor) Sears, Dillon Mau, Chris Gowin, Matt Gowin, John (Jen) Gowin, Ann (Chris) Mattison, and Jill (James) Howarth.
Eleven great grandchildren: Devon & Charleigh Mau, Nico, Corrine & Theo Sears, Andrew, Taylor & Cassidy Gowin, Dana & Spencer Mattison, and Grace Howarth.
She is also survived by a sister, Margie Pirnat and nieces and nephews.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles on August 5, 2010, and three brothers.
Andrews Funeral Home, Belmond, IA.