August 26, 1947 - December 12, 2021
Butch Vest, age 74, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021, at St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Butch was born August 26,1947, to Stanton P. Vest Sr. and Lorene (Willet) Vest in Iola, Kansas. He attended school in both Gas and Iola, Kansas. He worked the majority of his career as a butcher. Butch married Tonie (Dix) Vest on August 14, 1965, in Iola. Their union was blessed with three children. Butch dedicated his life to pony pulling and making friends throughout this hobby. He was known as the "cornerstone" that helped guide, educate, and support many men within the sport. He was a pillar of support for his family. His grandchildren loved him dearly. Family was very important to Butch. Butch is preceded in death by his parents, Stanton and Lorene Vest; daughter-in-law, Tracy Vest; and sister, Ethel Vest. Butch is survived by his wife of the home, Tonie Vest; children, Timothy Vest Sr. (Dana), Tammy Reed (John), and Stephanie Vest (Wendy); siblings, Dottie Beasley, Leora Stotler, Linda Shafer, Buster Vest, Barbara Stokes, Bill Vest, and Jeanie Trester; grandchildren, Amber Bonczkowski (Joey), James Reed (Tiffany), Timothy Vest Jr. (Brandi), Kelsey Lafferty (Matt), Trenton Vest, Dylan Kent, Kaylee Mason, Daniella Beth, Samantha Cunningham, Christopher Cunningham, Devan Herfurth (Caleigh), and Hannah Herfurth (Anthony); great-grandchildren, Jaron Bonczkowski, Kaleigh Bonczkowski, Sydney Johnston, Austin Johnston, Hexleigh West, Ellie Ikehorn, Micol Dixon, Titan Dixon, Shayden Thyer, Kinley Beth, Kamerson Mason, Braylon Cunningham, Kaiden Beth, Olivia Mason; and numerous other family members and friends. A funeral service to honor the life of Butch will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, December 17, 2021, at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service in Iola, Kansas. Burial will follow the service at LaHarpe Cemetery in LaHarpe, Kansas. Family will greet friends the night prior to the service in The Venue from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Memorials in honor of Butch are suggested to the Butch Vest Memorial Fund and may be left with the funeral home or mailed to 1883 U.S. Highway 54, Iola, Kansas, 66749. Condolences for the family may be left online at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.
Butch Vest, age 74, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021, at St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Butch was born August 26,1947, to Stanton P. Vest Sr. and Lorene (Willet) Vest in Iola, Kansas. He attended school in both Gas and... View Obituary & Service Information
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