Shirley Lee Crane Butler, 1938 – 2017

Lamoni, IA: Shirley Lee Crane Butler, 78, Lamoni, IA (formerly of Centerview, MO) passed away, Friday, June 9, 2017 at a Lamoni, IA nursing home.

She was born July 23, 1938 in Martinsville, Missouri the daughter of Delton R. and Mary B. (Updegraff) Crane.

On September 5, 1959, she married Larry Butler in Martinsville, MO. He preceded her in death on December 17, 2005.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Russell Crane and infant sister, Betty Lou Crane.

Shirley was in the restaurant business with her husband.

She is survived by her daughter, Teresa (Curtis) Wilson, Olathe, KS; son, Larry “Opie” (Kyung) Butler, South Korea; grandchildren, Amanda (Ben) Murphy, Akron, OH and Senior Airman, John (Kelly) Wilson, Lakenheath, United Kingdom; great-grandson, Carter Murphy; brother, Jack (Mary) Crane, Boise, ID; sister-in-law, Jeanette Crane, Chillicothe, MO and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 16 at Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany, MO. Burial will follow in Miriam Cemetery, Bethany, MO. The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the HCI Hospice of Mt. Ayr, IA and/or United Service Organization in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424. Online condolences may be left at