Vickie M. Butler-Housworth

Vickie Marie Butler-Housworth, 72, of Lawrence, passed away to be with our Lord on Friday, January 9th, 2015, after her courageous battle with cancer, surrounded in her last week with her family and friends and in her last moments with her beloved children.

Throughout her battle with cancer Vickie stayed strong, courageous and humble. Never complaining, still smiling and laughing. She has touched many people in her life and leaves her legacy behind. She will always be loved, missed dearly, and we all have wonderful happy memories of her.

She was born to the late Gail Argyl and Alice Marie (Peacock) Stauffer on June 19th, 1942 in Nowata, Oklahoma. She graduated form Topeka High in 1960. She attended Washburn University, from 1960-1963, and again in 1990. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.

She married John David Butter on August 10, 1964 at Most Pure Hear of Mary in Topeka, KS. They have three children; Sean, Scott and Shannon and five grandchildren; Hayley, Alexis, Meredith, Katelyn and Piper. They owned several businesses including the Chuck Wagon Restaurant, and Mothers and Fathers. She worked for Quaker Oats and the Lawrence Housing Authority until she retired in June of 2008.

She married Lloyd David Housworth on July 4th, 2014. They enjoyed camping at Clinton Lake. They fished, cooked out and loved to socialize with their friends. They also took their grandchildren, Piper and Levi every chance they had on camping trips. Her home was always full of people and one of her favorite spots was sitting on her deck with David listening to music and relaxing after work.

Vickie is survived by her ex-husband John David Butler of Burlington Junction, MO and her husband, Lloyd David, of Lawrence, her children and their families, her oldest son Sean Butler of Valrico, Florida, his wife Kristine, and his two daughters Meredith and Katelyn. Her second son Scott Butler of Stuart, Florida, his wife, Susanne, and his two daughter, Hayley and Alexis. Her daughter Shannon Butler of Kansas City, MO and her daughter Piper.

She is also survived by her sister Lindy Long her husband Keith and their daughters, Johnny Jo and Diana Dawn, all of Florida.

Her brother Randy Stauffer his wife Peggy and their children, son Randy, daughter Tara, her partner Eric Bailey, and her daughter, Alandra Bailey, all of Topeka.

She is survived by her beloved dog Brandi Alice. She is also survived by 3 step children David of Homewood, Ks, his children, Desiree, Deidre, Dillon, Dottie and great grandchildren Maria and Amber, Darren of Kansas City, MO, his daughter Mekayla and Paige and Debbie of Lawrence and her son Levi.

Memorial contributions are welcomed and can be made to St. John Parish, or Visiting Nurses/Hospice, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Visitation services are Monday, January 19th from 6-8 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20th at 1 pm at Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill Ave., Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Laurie Lagomarcino Marlowe...

I loved working and socializing with Vickie for many years. She was a treasure. Always smiling, happy, and lots of fun! I’m glad Vickie has such a wonderful family. Know that all her friends are sending you condolences and prayers to help you all through this difficult period.

From Rod and Sharl Spillman...

Our hearts go out to the family. Vicki was a wonderful woman and cherished her children and grandchildren. We enjoyed many a days visiting with Vicki and Dave on the porch or in the home.
We love you Vicki. Your pain is gone may you rest in peace.

From Ruby Housworth Ellis...

I send my condolences to the family of a wonderful lady who was always so good to me. She will be sadly missed by many. She is home now and will never suffer again.

From Steve Marrs...

Vickie,
I saw the announcement and did not want to believe it was you. I remember you from a time gone by when we were all much younger at Quaker Oats. I remember you as so lovely always with a smile or laughing. Very Caring. Loved listening to you and Dave talk about the early days of Lawrence. And always news about how each one of your children were doing.
To Sean, Scott and Shannon. You don’t know me, but I knew you through all the stories your mom would tell. We were all kids ourselves raising kids.
Losing a mother is such a gut wrenching experience that words just are so hard to find to say the right thing. But, this I can tell you for sure she loved each of you very much.
I hope you know that those we love will always be with us. We hope in the promise that we will someday be again with the ones we love.
For now, we trust she is in a far better place than this world. I am so very sorry,
Vickie was a really special person.
Love to you all.

From Susie and Ed Rockhold...

Sean, Scottie and Shannon,

It saddens us to learn of Vickie’s passing. She was such a great lady in all true sense of the word. Smiling and laughing all the way.

Living next door to your family was a blast, and I did enjoy hanging out with her and babysitting you three.

I will always keep her, and you three, deep in my heart.

Blessings!

Susie Rockhold

From Kim Murphree...

I was saddened to see that Vicky had passed. Her sense of humor and amazing vitality will always be remembered by a group of teenagers that used to visit her so many years ago. She was a wonderful spirit, and I am sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

From bob swanson...

I can’t say enough about the great memories of working for Dave and Vickie at Mother’s bar in the 70’s. I in fact referred to her as “Mom” often.

From Judi Lester...

Sean, Scott, Shannon
Her pain is gone, and that’s the blessing. My memories of Vicki are that of a young mother doting on her three adorable and happy children.She was a good mom. May those same memories comfort you all in dealing with the loss. My love and prayers to each of you.
Aunt Judi

From Alan Robertson...

I would like to extend my condolences to the family of Vickie. Having worked for them I got to know them very well. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word. She will be missed.

From Sherry and Bernie Butler...

Sean, Scott and Shannon.
We want to extend our sympathy to each of you. Our faith tells us that death isn’t a separation but a transformation, not a termination but a transcendence and those words give us peace. Our love and prayers.
Uncle Bernie and Aunt Sherry.

From Jay and Nancy Higbie...

My deepest sympathy to Vickie and her family worked with Vickie at Quaker Oats she was a wonderful fun loving person lots of fun memories she was always there for you she helped us with everything we needed will be miss R.I.P will always remember your smiling beautiful face Jay n Nancy

From Inge Housworth...

My heartfelt sympathy to Vickie’s family. I had not seen her for sometime but I know she will be greatly missed. May the love and comfort of God be with all of you at this time of grief and always. She is home now.

From Carma Glas...

I want Vickie’s family to know how sorry I was to hear of her passing. I hadn’t kept in touch but always held her close in my heart. She was always so kind and thoughtful and a very caring person, knowing she will be missed by many. Blessings to all of you!

From Carrie Lindsey...

My deepest sympathy to Vickie’s family. Vickie always had a smile for me. She was so helpful to me at the Housing Authority when I got the job as Director of Resident Services. I loved hearing her stories about the Lawrence of old and some of the first St. Patrick’s Day parades. I have missed her everyday since her retirement. She was a great lady.

From Eric Shurtz...

I want to send my condolences to all of you. It’s been a while since I’ve seen or talked to Vickie but she always treated me well and fair through the years and I always thought she was a very fine person. I pray for her and her family through this rough time time.
Eric Shurtz

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