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

She was born July 5, 1926 in Sikeston to the late John and Beulah (Hampton) Woods.

A resident of Sikeston most of her life, she had been an administrative assistant, was a member of the Sikeston Art Guild and was a charter member of New Hope Church (now Crossroads Church); she currently was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church in Boonville.

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

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, John & Sharon Erwin of Battle Ground, Washington; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet & Ken Winders of Boonville and Joy and Ken Riddle of Lakeland, Florida; and one sister, Rosemary Hubbert of Sikeston. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter.

Funeral services were held at Blanchard Funeral Chapel Saturday, Nov. 25, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Matthew Butrum, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church of St. Mary and assisted by her great-grandson, Levi Burcham. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery and pallbearers were Todd Chapman, Casey Chapman, Weston Riddle, Randy Hubbert, Zachery Erwin and Corky Butrum.

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The family suggests memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Rhetts Syndrome Research Trust, 67 Under Cliff Road, Trumbull, Ct. 06611.

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