She was born April 20, 1942 to Ernest and Edna (Varner) Cox in Braymer, Missouri and graduated from Penney High School in Hamilton, Missouri.
Shirley married Hallard Heald, who preceded her in death. She later married Robert "Bob" Butcher on August 13, 1973.
Mrs. Butcher was a bookkeeper at Midwest Scrap and an EA at H&R Block. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, boating, reading, shopping, sewing, quilting, genealogy, and planning family reunions.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors: husband, Bob; daughter, Cindy Adams (Tom), Prairie City, Iowa; sons, Rick Heald, Des Moines, Iowa, Stephen Heald (Carmen), Marshalltown, Iowa, and Mark Butcher (Michelle), Overland Park, Kansas; grandchildren, Kristle Heald, Jake Adams (fiance, Chelsea Young), Molly Adams, Samuel, Zachary, and Matthew Butcher, and Celeste Heald; sister, Mary Louise Smith; brothers, Donnie Cox and Robert Cox (JoAnn); and her extended family and friends including her second families at Midwest Scrap and H&R Block.
Services: 1:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:00 P.M. Thursday. For those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to the Diabetes Foundation.