Graveside services for Kathleen R. Cumpton of Butler, Missouri will be 10 a.m. Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri under direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) Butler. No visitation. Interment, Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions to Heartland Hospice. Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.
Kathleen Rose Cumpton, age 90 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday January 13, 2022 at Medicalodge in Butler. She was born September 13, 1931 to Rueben Harvey and Jesse Olive Fisher Shillinger in Spruce, Missouri. She was a life long member of the Baptist Church.
Kathleen grew up in Spruce and graduated from Ballard High School in 1950. She furthered her education by attending business college. On February 3, 1951 she was united in marriage to Ray Cumpton. Over the years she was employed at Kansas City Life, The University of Missouri Extension and spent the last 30 years of her working life at the First Baptist Church of Butler, Missouri. An unfortunate accident forced her retirement and she subsequently spent the remaining three years of her life at Medicalodge.
Although Ray and Kathleen had no children, their life was far from mundane. They enjoyed many adventures together including their passion for collectibles and heirlooms. Whether they were rummaging for gadgets and trinkets at Wall Drug in South Dakota or trying to buy all the Frankhoma pottery in Oklahoma. They shared many common interests including their love for their God, their love of Country, family and their community. You could always be assured that when the call for help went out, that they would be involved in a positive way.
We said goodbye to Ray years ago and now we say goodbye to you Kathleen. Congratulations on a life well lived and may you rest in peace.
Kathleen is survived by her sister-in-law, Faye Hunt of Butler, Missouri; and nine nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Ray Cumpton.