Elsie Leota Butcher

Elsie Leota Butcher

Elsie Leota Butcher, 94, of Tamms, and formerly of Thebes, died Friday, July 8, 2022, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born on April 27, 1928, in Cypress, the daughter of Jessie and Cassie Holmes Brown in Cypress. 

She married John Butcher on July 22, 1963. He preceded her in death on March 23, 2000.

While living in Thebes, Mrs. Butcher spent her time taking care of her family as a homemaker. She attended the Thebes First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons, Jerry (Joann) Jacobs of Tamms and Tony (Charlene) Jacobs of Waterloo; stepson John M. “Butch” (Carolyn) Butcher of Tamms; stepdaughter Teresa (Kenny) Stiff of Olive Branch; grandsons Troy (Christina) Jacobs of Cape Girardeau and Michael (Danielle) Jacobs of St. Louis; three great-grandchildren; a nephew, Curtis Jacobs of Thebes; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Sue Jacobs Byrd; a sister, Vivian Kinder; a grandson, Jason Jacobs; a stepson, Jack Butcher; and a niece, Adele Fish.

A graveside service was held at 11 Wednesday, July 13, at the Old Thebes Cemetery, with Bob Kirby officiating. 

Memorials can be made to the Old Thebes Cemetery. 

Crain Funeral Home in Tamms was in charge of arrangements.

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