Martha Lee Butts

Martha Lee Butts, 85, of Kearney passed away Feb. 22, 2014.

Martha was born Sept. 19, 1928 in Wanda, Mo. to Lyford and India (Elmore) Cole. June 4, 1953 Martha married Ramon Butts in Joplin. They were married 60 wonderful years. Martha worked as a secretary in state government. She was also an active member of First United Methodist Church in Kearney, Eastern Star, and was a volunteer at Liberty Hospital for 17 years.  Martha loved singing and was always active in her church choir.

Survivors include her husband Ramon Butts of the home, sons; Paul, Steve & Terri Butts; daughter Rama and Alan Box, sister Mary Eberhard and grandchildren; Chris, Jennifer, Nathan and Garrett.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents and brother, JE Cole.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 1 at First United Methodist Church in Kearney. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church.

Martha will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Arrangements by Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney.

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