Harriet Anne Buttry was born to Frank and Francena Arnold December 1, 1926 in Downer’s Grove, Illinois. She grew up in a strong Christian family during the Depression. She attended Wheaton College where she met her husband, Lucas Wayne Buttry. They were married on June 24, 1950. They had four children, Dan, Steve, Don and Carol. Luke was led by the Lord to become a Chaplain in the U.S. Air Force and Harriet to become a chaplain’s wife. They lived in many states, England and Japan. When they retired from the Air Force in 1970, the family moved to Shenandoah, Iowa, where they pastored for 5 1/2 years at First Baptist Church and then moved to Kankakee, Illinois. After Luke’s death in 1978, Harriet moved to Clarinda, Iowa for a year and then attended Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. She pastored First Baptist Church of Sheboygan, Wisconsin and then joined the staff of NBTS from which she retired. In retirement she moved to John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She served as an interim pastor in churches in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. Harriet had a love for music and a gift in writing, following in her mother’s footsteps. She enjoyed playing board games and was especially known for her competitive games of Scrabble. Harriet had a passion for traveling and completed her goal of seeing all 50 states. With each addition of her grandchildren and great grandchildren she beamed with pride, sharing about them with all she met. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luke; parents, Frank and Francena Arnold; brother, Frank; sister, Helen; son, Stephen; grandsons, Patrick Devlin and Brandon Buttry; and great grandson, Keaton Poulter. She is survived by her son, Daniel and his wife, Sharon (Crader) Buttry; her late-son Stephen’s wife, Mimi Johnson Buttry; son, Donald and his wife, Pamela (Albright) Buttry; daughter, Carol (Buttry) and her husband, John Devlin; 24 grandchildren; 21 great grand-children; and her sister, Shirley (Arnold) and her husband, Robert Worgul. Funeral services will be on Friday, March 2, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Kansas City at 1pm. Visitation will be one hour prior. Burial will be Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, Iowa at 10am. A memorial service will follow at 11am at the First Baptist Church in Shenandoah, 411, W. Clarinda Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to: Northern Seminary, Harriet Buttry Endowed Scholarship Fund, 410 Warrenville Road, Suite 300, Lisle, IL 60532.