Lena Mechelle Butts, 52, Grove, died Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.

Born on Dec. 4, 1965 in Garden City, Kansas, she was adopted by Lee Sutton Jr. and Zelma Lee Mosby.

A 1989 graduate of Grove High School, she married Steven A. Butts on Dec. 1, 1995. 

Living life to the fullest, she was a kind, beautiful and hard-working woman, who could put smiles on faces with her jokes, beautiful looks, and bubbly personality.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Leslie Monroe Sutton.

Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Steve Butts; two daughters, April Howard and Rachel Butts; five grandchildren, Anthony, Jacob, Landon, Kenzleigh and Talitha Howard; her aunt and uncle, Pat and Carl Anderson; cousins and more.

Services will take place at 4 p.m., Thursday, August 2, at Cornerstone Church in Grove, with Pastor Jon Burnaman officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family's home at 824 Apple Drive, Grove.