Georgia L. Butkovich

June 5, 1958 – February 11, 2010

Georgia Lee Butkovich of Orrick, Mo., was called upon by God to bring her joy to Heaven on Thursdsay, February 11, 2010.

Georgia was born on June 5, 1958 in Kansas City, Mo., to Waitmen Meyer and Patricia (Esker) Meyer. She moved to the Orrick area 11 years ago.

Georgia had taught pre-school at the Orrick Christian Church Pre-School. She had also worked at Redmond’s Furniture Store in Excelsior Springs, Mo., and also had been a teller at The Bank of Orrick.

Georgia moved to the Orrick area in 1988 and became a loved and active member of the community.

Survivors include her husband, Pete Butkovich, of the home; her mother and step-father, Patricia and James Dull of Olathe, Kans.; her father, Waitmen Meyer of Raytown, MO.; a son, Tyler Luvin and wife, Jennifer, of Richmond, Mo.; daughters, Danielle McMichael and husband, Jason, of Kansas City, Mo., Mandy Butkovich and Mike Spear of Richmond, Mo., and Natalie Luvin of Warrensburg, Mo.; a sister, Pamela Meyer of Overland Park, Kans.; and her precious grandchildren, Carter McMichael, Jadyn McMichael, and Hunter Michael Spear. Also surviving is her little dog and companion, “Teenie.”

The family will greet friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick. Immediately following the visitation there will be a balloon release and memorial service beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Memorials in her memory may be given to the Orrick Pre-School in care of the funeral home.

You were the best mom, Mi-Mi, Gi-Gi, wife, and best friend. There are no words to express how much we loved you or how much you will be missed. We will always remember the power of a smile and the joy your smile always brought. We love you always and forever.


We are both so sorry to hear about your loss of Georgia. We know she will be missed. Praying for the whole family at this time.
PAM: Mike and I are deeply sorry about your loss and we will keep you close in our heart with prayers.
— Mike and Marietta Wimmer

Pete, Danielle, Tyler, Natalie:
I cannot put into words the sorrow I feel at losing my longest and best friend. Georgia was always there for me. Even though we didn’t talk or see each other as much as we wanted, as soon as we were together, we would pick right up where we left off. She always made me feel loved and valued as a person, and we could laugh until our sides hurt. I will deeply miss my friendsister. You are all in my prayers.
Love, Sheryl Diecidue

Pete, Dwight & I are so sorry about your loss, we know she will be greatly missed. We are praying for you & your entire family….
Rea Gatewood

Waitman, we are so sorry to hear about your loss of your beloved daughter Georgia. Are thoughts and prayer will be with you.
Warren and Pearl Brown

I love “Aunt” Georgia even though she hasn’t been my “Aunt” for many years. Her laugh was contagious and her smile lit up a room. I feel very lucky to have known her and I’m so glad that we always stayed in touch. I will deeply miss you but I know you are in a place of happiness and a place with no pain. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who ever knew her. I don’t know what it’s like to lose my spouse, my mother, my sister, my daughter or my best friend. I do know that I will pray for God to give you the strength to get through this.
All my love and prayers,
Jenny Connor

So sorry to hear about your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Stacy Wolfe

Cousin Pete and Family,
I don’t really know what else to say, except we are very sorry to hear about the passing of Georgia. I hope you can some comfort in knowing we care and you are in our thoughts and prayers. I know how hard it is on you when you loose a loved one. God Bless you and your family.
Cousin Anita, Aunt Zita and Family.

Pete and kids,
We were so sorry to hear about Georgia’s passing; she was truly a neat lady. Have comfort in knowing that she is free from pain. God be with all of you during this time of mourning.
The Riddles: John, Marilyn, Hannah & Zachary