Kathy Butler

June 1, 1956 ~ November 15, 2020 (age 64)


Kathryn “Kathy” Butler, 64 of Tolono passed away at 2:31AM, Sunday, November 15, 2020 at home.

Due to current COVID restrictions there are no services at this time, a Celebration of Life will be at a later date.

Mrs. Butler was born June 1, 1956 at Urbana, a daughter to Darrell and Eleanor Morenz Knapp.  She married Damian “Luther” Butler on February 22, 1989; he survives.

Also surviving are her mother; Eleanor Arp of Tolono, two children; Erik (Bobbie) Petitt of Springfield, and Amy Gilliland of Springfield; five grandchildren; Ashlyn, Isabella and Erik Petitt Jr. and Devin and Brenna Gilliland, and five siblings; Chuck (Paula  Crews) Knapp of Vichy, MO, Marilyn (Mark) Smith of Champaign, Julie (Dan Pope) Knapp of Tolono, Linda Knapp of Columbia, MO, and Scott Tjaden of St. Louis MO.  She was preceded in death by her father.

She enjoyed her flower garden.  She was also a loving mother and grandmother.  Memorials may be made to donor’s choice.  Condolences may be made at

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