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Rhonda Butler, age 39, of Lamar, died Tuesday, August 10, 2010, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, after a long, but courageous battle with illness.


Rhonda was born December 16, 1970 to Ronnie and Linda (Walker)  Means at Lamar.  She graduated from Lamar High School and attended Cosmetology School in Carthage, MO.  Rhonda was a Baptist and was baptized in 1981. She worked as a Cosmetologist with her mother at Country Carousel Cuts in Lamar.  On August 19, 1989, she married Kevin Butler at Lamar and together they have two daughters.  Her family was her joy and the center of her life! 


Rhonda is survived by her husband of nearly 21 years; two daughters, Krisalyn Butler of Lamar, and Kloye Butler of Lamar; her parents, Ronnie and Linda Means, of Lamar; two brothers, Rocky and Julie Means, of Lamar, and Rodney and Kerri Means of Nevada, MO; Father-in-law  and Mother-in-law David and Jill Butler of Liberal, MO; and a great-great aunt Anita Means of Lamar; a large extended family and many friends.


Visitation will be 6 to 7 pm Friday, August 13, 2010 at Daniel Funeral Home.


Funeral Services for Rhonda will be 10:00 am Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Daniel Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Lake Cemetery, Lamar.


#37 Riverside, CAJackie Levett 2010-08-30 23:05
Kevin and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My God Bless you and your girls during this difficult time and always.

With deepest sympathy
#36 VirginiaKevin and family 2010-08-17 17:28
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Treasure the moments you had and know that she is watching over you and the girls. God Bless.

With deepest sympathy,
Sandra Buffington Oliver
#35 Lamar, MOKellie Turner 2010-08-16 08:54
Kevin, Krisalyn, & Kloye,

Iam so sorry for your loss, you have been in my thoughts and prayers.
My heart aches for you and I will continue to pay for strength and comfort during this time.

With deepest sympathy,
#34 Liberal, MOTom & Trudy Buchanan 2010-08-14 16:44
Kevin & family,

We are so sorry for your loss. You will all be in our prayers. God Bless.

With sympathy,
Tom & Trudy Buchanan
#33 Ogden, UtahCathy and Bob Barnett Cathy F 2010-08-14 14:24
Linda and Ronnie,

My heart aches for the two of you and your family. There are no words that I can say that will help except to let you know I am deeply saddened by learning of your loss. I had never met her, but her picture is beautiful and I do know what wonderful people you are.

With deepest sincere sympathy
#32 Lamar, Mo.Bob and Jean Keithly 2010-08-14 13:14
So sorry for your loss
#31 Lamar, Mo.Bob and Jean Keithly 2010-08-14 13:13
So sorry for your loss
#30 Jill Hall 2010-08-14 07:45
Krisalyn and Kloye,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Know that God will give you the peace and strength you need.
#29 Pittsburg, KSGena Beck 2010-08-14 06:05
Very sorry for your loss. Peace to your family during this time.
#28 Springfield, MOLandra Bunge & Children 2010-08-13 20:43
Kevin,Girls & Means family,

Our hearts go out to each of you during this difficult time... I have been overwhelmed with sadness such learning of Rhonda's passing. I have such fond memories of Rhonda ~ such a beautiful person on the inside & out. May you find strength & comfort through God, family & friends...

With sympathy,
Landra, William, Meagan & Erin

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