Kendra Butts

Kendra Butts, 48, of Altamont died at 6:08 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, February 25, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clare Catholic Church, Altamont with Rev. T. Joseph Havrilka officiating. Burial followed at St. Clare Cemetery, Altamont. A prayer service also followed from 4-7 p.m. Visitation was on Wednesday, February 24, at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont. Memorials may be made to the Crossroads Cancer Center, Effingham.

Kendra Ann Butts was born on Friday, April 14, 1972 to Joe and Diana (Busher) Pullen at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. She married Allen Butts on June 14, 1996. She was employed at People’s Bank, Altamont. She was a very feisty person who had a laugh that made everybody else laugh. Kendra enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, and doing her nails. She was a loving person and the best mom ever.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Wyatt Butts, Effingham; daughter, Gracelin Butts, Altamont; mother, Diana Busher, Effingham; brother, Tony Pullen, Effingham; nieces and nephews, Turner and Rece Pullen, Berkley Pullen, Tyler Polk, Taylor (Jessica) Polk, Dakota Kuhlman, Zeke Rippetoe, Riley Rippetoe, Harrison Baird; aunts, Marilyn Lane, Effingham and Denise Pullen, Shelbyville; uncles, Carl Busher, Earl Busher, and Robert Busher, Effingham.

She was preceded in death by her father; maternal grandparents, Tony and Clara (Kollmeyer) Bushur; paternal grandparents, Vernon and Romanle (Adams) Pullen; and niece, Riley Pullen.

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