Florence M. Butt, age 102, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2016 at her home in Wichita, Kansas. She was born on September 9, 1913 in Saline County, Nebraska, the daughter of Pat & Mary Rebecca Mead Ridpath. In 1951 she moved to Friend, Kansas from Saline County, Nebraska and then to Scott City, Kansas in 1953. She was a Food Supervisor for USD 466 retiring in July of 1983.
Having worked in the school system for more than 29 years, nearly everyone in Scott City was known to her. No matter when she went to town she was stopped by many people to visit with her. Visiting with someone was her favorite thing to do. She was also a good cook and loved to cook for anyone who came to her home. Florence’s other passion was making quilts. She has made 100’s for family members who graduated from high school, got married or had a new baby. Most of her family members have crocheted afghans and doilies made by Florence also.
She attended the First Christian Church of Scott City, Kansas and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.
On September 26, 1931 she married George Kenneth Butt in St. Francis, Kansas. He passed away on July 30, 1979 in Scott City, Kansas.
Survivors include her One Son – Kenneth L. Butt of Minneola, Kansas, Three Daughters – Marilyn J. Speer of Modoc, Kansas, Karen Lynn Huskamp of Wichita, Kansas, Kaye L. Gruver of Wichita, Kansas, One Brother – Maurice Ridpath of Hingham, Massachusetts, Two Sisters – Dorothy Weller of Earlham, Iowa, Lucille Lampi of Bremerton, Washington, 18 Grandchildren, 33 Great Grandchildren and 30 Great Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, One Brother and Three Grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at the First Christian Church in Scott City, Kansas at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2016 with Rev. Scott Wagner presiding.
Memorials In LIEU of Flowers may be given to the Gentiva Hospice of Wichita or First Christian Church % Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City, Kansas
Interment will be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City, Kansas.