Barbara Ann Buttz, 72, of Burlington died Aug. 9, 2014, at Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
A memorial funeral service was held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at First Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Larry Mumma officiated. A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice House. Lunning Chapel, Burlington, was in charge of arrangements.
Barbara Ann Buttz, daughter of Jennygale (Brown) and Harold David Ward, was born March 24, 1942, in Mercer County, Mo.
On June 20, 1959, Barbara married Lanny Walter Buttz in Moline, Ill. He preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1999.
Barbara was a sporting good salesperson from 1972-75, and from 1985 until 2001, she owned and operated the Old Home Café in South Lineville, Mo. She then worked at Terrible’s Casino in Osceola until her retirement.
Barbara is survived by her sons, David William (Robin Simbro) Buttz of Des Moines, Lenny Dean Buttz of Osceola, Jerard Lee (Amy) Buttz of Omaha, Neb., and Brett Allen (Lisa) Buttz of Dallas City, Ill.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and brother, Dennis Eugene (Chae Yim) Ward of Los Angeles, Calif.
In addition to her husband, Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and sister Patty Lynn Bloom.