Lena Jo Buttner of Springville, AL passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023. She was born on December 13th, 1938 in Birmingham, AL to George and Maxine Robinson. "Memaw" as she was known to family and friends grew up in the Birmingham area and was a graduate of Woodlawn High School. There she met and later married James Buttner in 1956. They recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. She later attended court reporting school and worked as a court reporter in St. Clair County. She loved to sew and to make quilts, blankets, and other things for those she loved. She was loved dearly by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Maxine Robinson, son in law, Joe Walker and son in law, Ed Higginbotham. She is survived by her husband, James Buttner of Springville, AL; sisters Judy Miller of Auburn, AL, Elizabeth Destafino of Cullman, AL, and brother Lee Robinson (Sue) of Auburn, AL. She is also survived by daughters Debbie Evans (Bo) of Springville, AL, Milinda Higginbotham of Birmingham, AL, and son Dan Buttner of Springville, AL. She is also survived by six grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
The family will visit privately at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville, AL on Monday, January 30th, 2023 at 11:00 am. A graveside service at Jefferson Memorial Gardens for family and friends will immediately follow at 12:00 pm. Judge Gary Pate will officiate. Pallbearers will be Lee Evans, Bo Evans, Jacob Holloway, Lance Curry, Lee Robinson and Philip Jackson.