Virginia Butrum

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

BOONVILLE, Ind. -- Virginia Lee Butrum, 91, died Nov. 20, 2017, at her daughter's home in Boonville.

Born July 5, 1926, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of the late John and Beulah (Hampton) Woods, she had been a resident of Sikeston most of her life. She had been an administrative assistant, a member of the Sikeston Art Guild and a charter member of New Hope Church (now Crossroads Church). Currently, she was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church in Boonville.

On Jan. 13, 1949, in Sikeston, she married John B. Butrum, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 2004.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, John and Sharon Erwin of Battle Ground, Wash.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Ken Winders of Boonville and Joy and Ken Riddle of Lakeland, Fla.; and one sister, Rosemary Hubbert of Sikeston; and 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Matthew Butrum, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church of St. Mary, officiating with assistance from her great-grandson, Levi Burcham.

Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Todd Chapman, Casey Chapman, Weston Riddle, Randy Hubbert, Zachery Erwin and Corky Butrum.

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Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to: Rett Syndrome Research Trust; 67 Under Cliff Road; Trumbull, CT 06611.