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Zelma Lorene Butts

November 30, 1917 — October 6, 2013

Zelma "Lorene" Butts of Cuba, Missouri was born November 30, 1917 at Max, Missouri to the union of James Edward and Johnnie May (Nee: Ball) Biggs and left from this life on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at St. Charles, Missouri at the age of 95 years. Lorene was united in Marriage of Vondell Butts on January 31, 1936 at Salem, Missouri and to this union three children were born Richard, Ellen and Evelyn. Lorene worked as a beautician for many years before she retired. She attended the Calvary Assembly of God Church of Cuba. Lorene was known for her fried chicken and chicken & dumplings. She was an excellent seamstress, made quilts and enjoyed doing ceramics. What Lorene enjoyed most was spending time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends. Lorene was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt, great aunt, great-great aunt, cousin and friend of many. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Lorene is preceded in death by her parents James Edward and Johnnie May Biggs, her husband Vondell Butts, one daughter Evelyn Thomure, two grandchildren Michael Smith and Debbie Umfleet, one brother Gail Biggs, brother-in-law Zell and wife Wilma Butts and other relatives and friends. Those who are left to treasure her memory and to continue her legacy is her loving children Richard Butts and wife Cindy Ehlke of Seattle, Washington and Ellen and husband Rich Fahr of O'Fallon, Missouri, three grandchildren, six great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, three brothers Kenneth and wife Anna Mae Biggs of Overland, Missouri, Orin and wife Clarinda Biggs of Steelville, Missouri and Dan and wife Carlena Biggs of Salem, Missouri, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM at the Mizell Funeral Home, 904 W Washington, Cuba, Missouri. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the Mizell Funeral Home, 904 W Washington, Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Allen Teal officiating. Special music will be "We Shall Meet", "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" and "Amazing Grace". Interment and prayers will follow at the Sligo Cemetery, Sligo, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Assembly Church of God, 572 Fleenor Road, Cuba, Missouri 65453, in Lorene's memory. The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Butt's family.

Visitation Details

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm, Mizell Funeral Home

Service Information

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 1:00pm, Mizell Funeral Home

Interment Details

Sligo Cemetery

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