Mamie J. Butcher

Mamie J. Butcher, 100, of Richmond, died at 9:05 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2008, at Shirkey Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Richmond.
Mrs. Butcher was born March 12, 1908, in Holt County, the daughter of Richard and Cordelia (Whipple) Stroud. She married Ray Chelsey Butcher of Mountain Grove in 1928; he preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 1989.
Mrs. Butcher lived most of her life in Holt County; six years in Richmond, and the past ten years in Shawnee, Okla. She was a housewife and homemaker. She was a member of the Church of God in Shawnee, Okla., and past member of the Lake Shore Club and the Fortescue Garden Club.
Survivors include: one daughter, Ramah Gray of Richmond; five grandchildren, Bobby Hall of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Dr. Gary Hall of Shawnee, Kan., Lisa Clay and her husband, Chris, of Independence, Rona Estenbaum of Richmond, and Darren Gray and his wife, Molly,of Overland Park, Kan.; seven great-grandchildren Caleb Clay, Brooke Estenbaum, Brennen Estenbaum, Lauren Hall, Sarah Hall, Joshua Gray and Adam Gray.
In addition to her parents and husband, one daughter, Joyce Ann Hall, six brothers, two sisters, and son-in-law, Barry Gray, preceded her in death.
Visitation was held from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday, March 17, at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Funeral services immediately followed the visitation at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery in Mound City.
Arrangements were under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.

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