Mrs. Mona Fay Butts, 74 of St. Marys passed away Sunday February 3rd, 2008 at Shands Medical Center in Jacksonville.
Mrs. Butts is a Brooke County, West Virginia native. She was born in Wellsburg on October 13th, 1933 and is the daughter of the lates William Henry and Gertrude Chess Kimberland. Mona lived in Otego, New York for 24 years prior to coming to St. Marys. There, she owned and operated Mona’s Beauty Shop. She also worked at Sidney Hospital as a medical transcriptionist.
She was married to Raymond Orman Butts, Sr. in Palatka, Fl. on December 29th, 1955 and had 37 wonderful years together until his passing in July, 1992. During their life together they enjoyed square dancing and snowmobiling with friends in the Adirondack Mountains. She was a member of the Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in St. Marys and was a member of the Coastal Camden Art League, serving as its secretary. She also volunteered at Camden Medical Center for several years with the Ladies Auxiliary. Mona was an energetic woman who loved to garden, crochet, knit, paint, play her organ and compose music, and writing poetry. Her life was filled with family and friends. Her smile will be missed by all.
Mrs. Butts is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Raymond O. “Ski” and Trisha Butts of Woodbine, and Michael W. and Tammy Butts of Otego, NY; her sister, Billie DuBose of St. Marys and four grandchildren, Samantha, Kristen, Travis and Eric Butts.
A Funeral service was held at 11:00 AM Friday February 8th, 2008 at the Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in St. Marys, Ga. with a repast to following in the social hall. Father Gabe Cummings presided over the service. Casket bearers were Lee DuBose Art Beach, AJ Beach, Andrew McLellan, Kyle DuBose and Josh Howard.
A private family burial will be held in Oleout Cemetery in Franklin, New York at a later date with K.L. Bennett Funeral Home of Franklin in charge of arrangements.
The rosary was held at Edo Miller Funeral Home in Kingsland at 6:00 PM with a visitation following at 6:30.
The family requests any memorials be made in her honor to the Catholic Building Fund at the church.