Mamie Mildred Butts, 97, of Cabool, Missouri, was born May 1, 1916 in Upton, Missouri, to the late Evert and Grace (Stottlemyer) Varnell. She was called to her heavenly home on Friday, May 17, 2013, at Kabul Nursing Home with family at her side.
On September 17, 1937, she married Ezra Butts and they shared 60 years of marriage. To this union two children were born, Elster and Charlotte.
Mildred faithfully served her Lord since the time of her salvation at the age of 10. She worked alongside her husband in his ministry doing whatever needed to be done while blessing many people with her beautiful alto voice. Mildred loved her family very much and loved spending time with them. She taught her family little things that turned into big things and strong family values. Most important of all was the assurance that everyone in the family knew the Lord.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra; her parents, Evert and Grace Varnell; three brothers, Carl Varnell, Virgil Varnell and Manord Varnell; one sister, Mable Howell, and four siblings that died in infancy.
She leaves behind her son, Elster Butts and wife Grace of Mountain Grove, Missouri; her daughter, Charlotte Crowe and husband Bob of Cabool; five grandchildren, Mike Crowe of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Craig Crowe and wife Marilyn of British Columbia, Canada, Harold Butts of Meriden, Wyoming, Karla Swisher and husband Jeff of Wentworth, Missouri, and Kirby Butts and wife Andrea of Cleveland, Texas; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Opal Mae Dooty and husband Al of Oklahoma; and numerous other dear family and friends.
Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the funeral chapel with Craig Crowe officiating. Pallbearers were Ancil Crewse, Jimmy Crewse, Fines Crewse, Floyd Crewse, Jeff Swisher and Elvin Barnhart. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.
Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.