The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 18, 2014

Kimberly Dawn Butler

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Kimberly Dawn English Butler, age 48, of Webb City, Mo., went to be with God and her family in Heaven at 4 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Freeman West Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born July 17, 1965, in Joplin, she was a 1983 graduate of Memorial High School and a lifelong Joplin area resident. She served as a Unit Secretary for Freeman Hospital for 22 years and previously worked for Montgomery Ward. She was a member of Carterville Christian Church.

Her father, Bennie English, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Brad B. Butler; a son, Brett D. Butler, of the home; her mother, Donna English, of Joplin; her sister, Candi McClanahan and husband, Patrick, of St. Louis; five nieces and nephews, Kristin, Connor and Chase McClanahan and Stephen and Jonathan Butler.

Kim's memorial service will be held at Parker Mortuary on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. and visitation to be held directly after the service.

Please share your favorite memories of Kimmie on Parker Mortuary's website at

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