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Josie Butler

September 22, 1938 — December 7, 2020

Josephine “Jojo” A. Butler, 82, Lincoln, NE, formerly of Marysville, died Monday, December 7, 2020 with her family at her side at the Monarch Hospice Living. Visitation will be Sunday, December 13 from noon to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, December 14 at Marysville Christian Fellowship. Pastor Brad Wicks and Pastor Dustin Sutter will officiate. Masks will be required for all services. Burial will be in the Marysville City Cemetery. A celebration of life dinner will be held and announced at a later date. A well lived life-a beautiful woman of God, Josie was born September 22, 1938 to Paligrino and Mary Angelo in Oglesby, Illinois. Josie grew up in Oglesby and moved to Omaha, Nebraska after graduation. She moved to Hanover, then Marysville, and years later to Lincoln, Nebraska. She married her best friend, Jack Butler, and they raised 4 children: Joe, Greg, Angela and Frankie. The Butler home was full of love, laughter and even in the bad times a bond that can never be broken. Josie and Jack loved spending time with family, friends and being a part of the Marysville community. Time with family and friends was so important to Josie-memories are treasured in our hearts forever. Josie and her sense of adventure showed through as an on air reporter for KWBE radio in Beatrice, a city council woman for the City of Marysville, a songwriter and a published author. Josie spent time using her gifts for the Lord. She was an excellent cook and always had extra food and gifts for whoever may be a guest in her home. Thanksgiving and Christmas was always a place for family and anyone needing a place to be for the holidays. Josie is the author of 5 books, "The Awesome Adventures of Frankie Stargazer", "The Ultimate Battle of Frankie Stargazer", "When it Rings True", "The Kissing Door", and "The Protector". She was recognized in her hometown of Oglesby as a featured author. Josie traveled three continents with her daughter Frankie and best friend Sonia Small. Traveling to Israel and Italy were her favorite trips. Josie was an integral part of planting a church in her community, Marysville Christian Fellowship. Josie was a believer and her faith has moved mountains during her lifetime. She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband Jack; brothers, Joe, Mike, Sam, Anthony; sister, Antoinette; and grandson, Shane Butler. Josie is survived by her children, Joseph (Shelly), Hendersonville, TN, Gregory (Renee), Kansas City, KS, Angela (Rich), and Frankie (Jaime) from Lincoln, NE; and siblings, Mary (Skeetz), George and Frank. Grandchildren, Megan (Mike), Drenda, Chance (Lily), Josie, Joshua, Justin Louie, Jonah and Jessie; great grandchildren, Tobey, Perry, Roman, Jayce and Theo. Josie will forever be in our hearts. A memorial fund is designated to Saint Elizabeth Home Hospice and The Monarch house in Lincoln. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary. Link to Josie Butler's Funeral Video To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Josie Butler, please visit our flower store.


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