Phyllis Butts (75) of Kinmundy


Published on May 31 2013 10:37 am

Phyllis Butts, 75, of Kinmundy, Illinois passed away  at 2:33 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Lakeland Health Care Center, Effingham.

Funeral services will be Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m. at Neal Funeral Home, Kinmundy with Rev. Mike Durre officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday, June 1 from 6-8 p.m. at Neal Funeral Home, Kinmundy. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery, Edgewood. Memorials may be made to Iola Calvary Apostolic Church. Online condolences may be left by clicking here.

Phyllis was born September 17, 1937 in Oskaloosa, the daughter of Floyd and Goldie (Pickel) Pickel. She married Stanley Alwardt September 17, 1955 and he died May 28, 1978. She then married Frank Butts November 6, 1981 in Kinmundy. She was a laborer for Fedders Manufacturing. She was a member of Iola Calvary Apostolic Church.

Survivors include husband, Frank Butts; sons, Stanley (wife Debbie) Alwardt of Edgewood and Sam (wife Pam) Alwardt of Edgewood; daughters, Kathy Kleinik (husband Cliff) of Farina and Robin Alwardt of Kinmundy; brothers, Jack Pickel of Bryant, Ark.; sisters, Trudy Stumborg of Mosinee, Wis., Barb Greear of Semmes, Ala., Joyce Buhrman of  Edgewood and Linda Kuhlman of Effingham; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren .

Preceding her in death were her husband Stanley Alwardt; brother, Robert Pickel; sister, Louise Shafroth and grandson, Adam Alwardt.