Kimberly (Ellis) Butler
April 3, 1978 - May 30, 2015

Kimberly Marie Butler, 37, of Tiffin, IA passed away on Saturday May 30, 2015 at her home due to complications of Congenital Heart Disease.  Visitation will be from 3-7 PM on Tuesday June 2, 2015 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Funeral services will be at 11 AM on Wednesday June 3, 2015 at the funeral home as well.  Interment will be in Cass Township Cemetery at Strawberry Point, IA.  Memorials may be directed to Iowa Legal Aid. 

Kim was born in Oelwein, IA on April 3, 1978 to parents Steve and Becky (Tryon) Ellis.  She Graduated from Oelwein High School in 1996.  She then graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her degree in Criminology and Political Science in 2001.  She later graduated from the University of Iowa School of Law in 2008.  She was an Attorney with Iowa Legal Aid in Cedar Rapids until her illness made her unable to work.  On September 26, 2009 Kim was united in marriage with Mark Butler at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein.  She enjoyed sporting events, especially those of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs and Bears.  Most important to Kim was her friends and family.  She will be dearly missed.

Left to celebrate Kim’s life is her husband Mark; her mother Becky Ellis of Oelwein; her in-laws: Susan and Art Butler of Fort Madison; her brothers in-law: Jeremy (Christine Chappel) Butler of Lamont and Adam (Andrea) Butler of Omaha, NE; her niece Brooklyn Butler; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father Steve Ellis; her brother Matthew Ellis; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.   

 

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vesta-rodby@uiowa.edu on June 4, 2015 at 4:20 AM said:

there are no words to express my sorrow for all of you. I adored Kim 100% I always looked forward to our conversations. I loved helping Becky and her when they were coming to the U. Mark, I am completely heart broken for you. Cherish all the memories and fun times, sending hugs to all of you.
Wanda Carpenter Batchelder on June 3, 2015 at 7:09 PM said:

Thinking of you Becky, and saying prayers for you.
Shellie Mackel on June 2, 2015 at 11:57 AM said:

I worked with Kim at Iowa Legal Aid and saw what a determined spirit and compassionate soul lead her work. It was a pleasure to serve alongside her and to learn with and from her. I am so sorry for the loss of her and so grateful for the time we all had with her. My thoughts and prayers are with Kim's family.
David & Karyl Hand on June 1, 2015 at 6:52 PM said:

Mark and family's of Kimberly we are sorry to hear of your loss. Please know we our in prayer for all of you for understanding and peace.
David & Karyl Hand on June 1, 2015 at 6:52 PM said:

Mark and family's of Kimberly we are sorry to hear of your loss. Please know we our in prayer for all of you for understanding and peace.
Kathleen Neylan on June 1, 2015 at 2:28 PM said:

Becky, I was very sorry to learn of Kim's death. I know you will miss her very much. I pray God gives you strength to endure this loss. Kathleen
Steve McQueen on June 1, 2015 at 12:20 PM said:

Prayers to the family and you will be missed by so many.
Lisa Gavin on June 1, 2015 at 11:49 AM said:

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Kim was an amazing woman. I so enjoyed working with her at Iowa Legal Aid. Her compassion for those less fortunate was very evident. She made a difference in many of our clients' lives. Her legacy will live on.
Robin and Diana on June 1, 2015 at 8:00 AM said:

We are so sorry Mark. If you need anything at all, please let us know.
Lyle & Nancy Miller on June 1, 2015 at 7:11 AM said:

Please accept our condolences. Our prayers are with you.
Carrie Thompson on June 1, 2015 at 7:02 AM said:

Kim was an incredibly strong woman. Her determination, honesty and kindness will continue to be an inspiration to me. She will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mark, Becky and the rest of her family during this difficult time.
Marion Schanke on June 1, 2015 at 6:00 AM said:

I'm so very sorry for everyone. You are in my thoughts and prayers.X
Lora Briggs on June 1, 2015 at 4:40 AM said:

Becky and Mark, so sorry for the loss of your beloved Kim. She was a beautiful young lady and she will be missed by many.
Cathy Adams on May 31, 2015 at 10:04 PM said:

Kim is a strong & amazing woman as she meets her greeter. I for one have learned from her as I am sure many before me have as well. Love to you Becky & Mark as you too will be as amazing and strong as you can be during this time.
Dixie Hansen on May 31, 2015 at 8:31 PM said:

Kim was a wonderful, smart, caring lady. And I enjoyed working with her and she will be missed by many.
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