Virginia Butler

  Virginia M. Butler, 90, formerly of Klemme and Lake Cornelia, died Jan. 30, 2020 at Colonial Village in Overland Park, KS. Services were held Feb. 3 at Andrews Funeral Home in Belmond. Burial was in Ell Township Cemetery, Klemme

  Virginia Mae was born Oct. 30, 1929 to William and Helen (Stephenson) Davis in Livermore. She attended country school through the 7th grade, then Livermore public schools, graduating in 1946. After high school she worked at the Livermore and Hardy elevators.

  Virginia married Charles Butler on Sept. 2, 1951 at the Livermore Methodist Church. Their union was blessed with daughters Gwen, Maggie and Becky.

  The couple farmed for a time near Livermore and Bradgate before moving to a farm east of Klemme in 1955. Virginia worked at the elevator in Klemme, at Winnebago Industries in Forest City, and at the Farm Bureau office in Garner. Later the couple founded BMD in Klemme, selling the business in 1995.

  Virginia enjoyed her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, any kind of sports on television (especially the Iowa Hawkeyes), golf, bowling and playing cards.

  She was preceded in death by her husband Charles (August 5, 2010) and three brothers.

  Virginia is survived by her daughters Gwen Butler of Clive, Maggie (Mike) Gowin of Rochester, MN, and Becky (Ed) Lents of Drexel, MO; grandchildren Devon (Jayme) Mau, Danielle (Connor) Sears, Dillon Mau, Chris Gowin, Matt Gowin, John (Jen) Gowin, Ann (Chris) Mattison and Jill (James) Howarth; great-grandchildren Devon and Charleigh Mau, Nico, Corinne and Theo Sears, Andrew, Taylor and Cassidy Gowin, Dana and Spencer Mattison, and Grace Howarth; and sister Margie Pirnat.