Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Obituary - Samuel E. Burk, Jr.

Samuel E.  Burk, Jr.
Samuel E.  Burk, Jr., 32, died on July 18, 2014 at his home in Kansas City, Kansas.  He was born April 13, 1982 at Bonner Fairy,  to Samuel E. Burk, Sr. and Arlene L.  “Cricket” Fairbairn.

In his young life he traveled a bumpy road, and yet he survived those many struggles and made the best of what God gave him.  He had the very biggest of hearts!  He always had a hug and smile for family.  You will always find the best of Bud in his kids; they were his pride and joy.

He worked odd jobs over the years and finally found one he had a passion for, iron work.  He made it in the Kansas City Iron Workers Union this past year and one it was one of his happiest days. He loved walking the purlins out and the rush of being up high above everything, one wrong move was life or death.   He loved that about this part of the job and had a passion for iron work.

Survivors include his children Lily, Alyana and Gavin; his parents Sam and Aurelia Burk, Las Vegas, Nev., and Cricket and Joe Pickle, Kansas City, Kansas; siblings Tonya L. Peek, Columbus, Mont.; Billie Joe Pickle, Kansas City, Kansas; Estela Coite, Bolingbrook, Illinois; Efren Mendoza, Reno, Nev.; Carmela Fredrick, Spring Creek, Nev.; Jose Mendoza, Las Vegas, Nev.; many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and numerous family members who will love and miss him.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 26 at the First Baptist Church in Heron.  Arrangements are by Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Libby.  Online memories and condolences may be shared at         

Butler Project Prom Meeting

Butler Project Prom will have a  meeting tomorrow night July 24th at 6:00 pm in the Butler High School library. All parents who will have a Junior or Senior this school year is invited to attend.

Be on the lookout.....another scam targets area residents

According to Butler Police Chief Randy Beshore, scammers are at it again. This time it's a little more tricky- it's an automated 'robo' call and your caller ID will show "City Of Butler", seemingly legit. You will be told your credit card bill is over due and may be prompted to provide your personal information over the phone. Do not give them any information.

This is a scam, the City of Butler is NOT making these calls.

If you receive one of these calls, listen to the entire message and try to get a phone number or any other info that would be helpful- then notify the Butler Police Department at 660-679-6131.

First Christian Church in Butler Calls New Pastor‏

New pastor at the Butler Christian Church James
Hollis with wife Susan
(Butler, Mo---July 22, 2014) The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Butler, MO has called the Reverend James P. Hollis of Speedway, IN as its new Senior Pastor. In his previous pastorship, Rev. Hollis served the Westview Christian Church in Indianapolis for 18 years. Hollis states, “After 18 years of service to the Westview congregation, I felt that God was encouraging me to move on to new challenges. Ministry at Westview had become too comfortable and I needed a change and a challenge.” Hollis and his wife Susan have two daughters, Kelly and Kendra. Hollis’ installation and his first Sunday in the pulpit will be on Sunday, August 10. Services will start at 10:00 a.m. There will be a pot luck dinner in the Fellowship Hall following the service.

our thanks to Alan Mundey

Obituary - Roy Crawford

Funeral services for Roy Crawford will be 2:00 PM Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Missouri. There is no visitation. Burial with U.S. Military Honors in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions in honor of Roy are suggested to Grace Hospice. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Roy Lee Crawford, 91 of Kansas City, Missouri and formerly of Butler, Missouri passed away July 22, 2014 in Kansas City. He was born June 24, 1923 in Morris, Oklahoma, son of Andrew and Mabel (McMorris) Crawford.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife. He is survived by a son, Allen Crawford and wife Deborah of Butler; son Timothy Crawford and wife Irene of Seattle, Washington; daughter Bethel Ruth DeShon and husband David of Piedmont, Alabama; son John Crawford and wife Kathy of Lawton, Oklahoma; daughter Mary Hutson and husband Ron of Kansas City, Missouri; 16 grandchildren, as well as many great-grandchildren.