Revé Marie Butler

January 29, 2020

Revé Marie Butler died Jan. 18, 2020. She was born September 20, 1950 to Lorenzo A. Gnuse and Enna Marie Spicknall Gnuse of Lewistown, MO.  Revé graduated from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO in 1972 with a Business Administration degree and moved to Kansas City, MO with her husband, David Wilson, to teach high school business subjects at Center High School, while completing a Master’s degree in Counseling.  After a divorce, Revé moved to Shawnee Mission South High School, where she met the love of her life, Dennis A. Butler.  In 1981, Revé accepted a Training Manager position with DST Systems, Inc. She was a Human Resources Manager for DST until 1998 when she joined EPIQ Systems, Inc. as a V.P. of HR.  In 2001 Revé accepted a position as Regional Director of HR with Grundfos Pumps. Revé switched careers to real estate in 2003.

She was Chair of the Board of Intensive Family Counseling, an agency providing counseling and family services for several years.  She served on the board of The Central Exchange, a 900 member women’s professional organization for 10 years, and established a Leadership Program there.  For 17 years, Revé worked part-time with youth on diversion in Johnson County.  Revé and Dennis were active in their church, the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection West in Olathe where they have participated in the church’s incredible growth.

Revé and Dennis taught a corporate course on the Enneagram for years and taught it on a personal level for their church. 

Revé is survived by her husband of Overland Park, step-daughter, Diana Butler in Merriam, uncle, Don Gnusem Quincy, IL, sister-in-law, Bonnie Wiltrout (Jim), brother-in law, Gary Butler (Connie), niece, Britney Fuchs and nephew, Brett Butler of Lenexa, nephews Chris and Clint Rapp of Texas, nieces, Meredith Emerson (Independence) and Courtney Transier, Chicago, and cousins, Chuck Gnuse, Lewistown, Mo; Pamela Gnuse and Barbara Freiburg, Quincy, IL. 

Revé was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Julia Gnuse.

A 9:00 am visitation and a 10:30 am Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 24, at Church of the Resurrection West (24000 West Valley Parkway, Olathe, KS)m followed by the inurnment service at Church of the Resurrection Leawood (13720 Roe Ave., Leawood, KS).

Memorials to the Leukemia Society or your favorite pet shelter.