Dorothea Virginia Butner

March 10, 1919September 7, 2018

She was born on March 10, 1919 in Calera, Alabama. Virginia was the daughter of Floyd Glenn and Eula Bell (Crawford) Saunders.

She married James B. Butner on December 9, 1940. James worked for Frisco Railroad and they were transferred to Kansas City in 1956. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She also worked part-time at Sonshine School (Mother's Day Out) at Overland Park Church of Christ. Most important to James and Virginia was their faith and family.

From their union they had three children, Gary Butner of Merriam, Kansas, Sharron Greene and husband, Trent and Melinda Smith and husband, Scotty, four grandchildren, Michelle Kester, Jennifer Beuscher, Brian Greene and Kelli Smith, four great-grandchildren, Devon Beuscher, Riley Beuscher, Emmett Kester and Virginia (Jinx) Kester.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Beryl Butner on December 3, 2008, her brother, Floyd Glenn Saunders Jr. and sister, Ella Rebecca Scott.



    Floyd Glenn Saunders (deceased), Father
    Eula Bell (Crawford) Saunders (deceased), Mother
    Floyd Glenn Saunders, Jr. (deceased), Brother
    Ella Rebecca Scott (deceased), Sister
    James Beryl Butner (deceased), Husband
    Gary Butner, Son
    Sharron Greene, Daughter
    Trent Greene, Son-in-law
    Melinda Smith, Daughter
    Scotty Smith, Son-in-law
    Michelle Kester, Granddaughter
    Jennifer Beuscher, Granddaughter
    Brian Greene, Grandson
    Kelli Smith, Granddaughter
    Devon Beuscher, Great-grandson
    Riley Beuscher, Great-granddaughter
    Emmett Kester, Great-grandson
    Virginia (Jinx) Kester, Grand-daughter


  • Graveside Service Friday, September 28, 2018

Dorothea Virginia Butner

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Mary Davis

September 26, 2018

Mrs. Butner was always so nice when my sister and I came over to her house. She talked about Birmingham a lot--I see that she was buried there. She thought so much of her husband and children. She always seemed so happy. I can still hear her laugh. I'm glad she was able to have a long life.