Skip to content

Lora L. Butcher

Lora L. Butcher, 66, of Wayland, Missouri died Saturday, June 7, 2008 at her home in Wayland, Missouri.
She was born April 19, 1942 in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of John and Helen Virginia Shoemaker Rupp and James Robert and Donna Ferguson. On December 31, 1959 she was united in marriage to Robert Louis Butcher in Yankton, SD. He preceded her in death on January 9, 2007.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wayland, Missouri. She enjoyed reading, sewing and quilting but most of all spending time with her family. She was very devoted to her church and loved attending church services and vacation bible school.

Lora is survived by one son, Robert L. Butcher, Jr. and his wife Betty of Armington, IL, three daughters, Sherry Evans and her husband Lindahl of Kahoka, MO, Carla Smith and her husband Roger of Farmington, IA and Wendy Jones and her husband Brady of Albert Lea, MN, fourteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, four sisters, Loretta Schmidt of Wayland, MO, Linda Schneider of Vermillion, SD, Denise Schullenberg of New Richland, MN, and Mary Meyers of Amboy, MN, three brothers, John (Butch) Rupp of Hannibal, MO, James Ferguson of Twin Cities, MN, and Thomas Ferguson of Shanghai, China, her step mother, Donna Ferguson of New Richland, MN and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents Jim Ferguson and Helen and John Rupp and a nephew Dean Nilles.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, Missouri with Reverend Eugene Spurgeon and Pastor Dan Deatrick officiating. Burial will be in the Meek Sand Cemetery in Vincennes, IA.

Visitation will be held after 2 p.m. Monday with the family meeting with friends from 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Online condolonces may be made to the family at