In Memory of

Reatha “Jo” Liles

August 1, 1952 - January 11, 2023


Reatha Jo Liles, Jo as she was called by everyone, 70, of Lee’s Summit, passed away on  January 11, 2023.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 18th from 6:00-8:00 pm with a funeral service on Thursday, January 19th at 10:00 am.  Both will be held at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit.  

Jo was born to Homer Sr. and Francis “Blanche” (Hutsell) Butler on August 1, 1952, in Oak Grove Missouri.  Jo was a devoted wife for 50 years, and loving  mother to 2 children, a dedicated grandmother to 5, and a proud great-grandmother to 3.  Throughout her lifetime Jo touched the hearts of many people and made many friends.  She spent  years taking care of children in her home, and was loved by everyone who walked through her doors.  She leaves us with an unforgettable legacy.  

Left to cherish her loving memory and celebrate her life are her husband Rick Liles; her daughter Shelly Wood and her husband, Chris; her son Scott Liles and his wife, Jennifer; her granddaughter Amanda Timbrook and her husband ,Todd; her grandson Chase Wood and his wife, Sammi Jo; her granddaughter Samantha Williams and her husband, Justin; her granddaughters Kailee and Danielle Liles; her great-grandchildren Hudson Wood, Harper Wood, and Kinsley Williams; and her siblings Homer Jr. “Bud” Butler and his wife, Shelia; Jack Butler and his wife Linda;  Mary Gann and her husband, Don; sister-in-law Marla Butler; brother-in-law Larry Miller; sister-in-law Sue Butler.   She is preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Eddie “Ed” Butler, Wilma “Deane” Venable, Billy Butler, Betty Miller, Peggy Fernau, and Larry Butler.

Donations in Jo’s honor can be made to the American Lung Association or the Arithitis Foundation. 


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Sending my deepest sympathy to Shelly, Scott, Rick, and all the family. Thinking of you at this sad time.


Wednesday, January 18, 2023
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Thursday, January 19, 2023
10:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063