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Cecil Paul "Butch" Kilcoyne

Cecil Paul “Butch” Kilcoyne, age 79, Carl Junction, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at his home with family at his side after a lengthy illness.




Butch was born June 24, 1943, in Coffeyville, Kansas, son of the late Vincent Edward Kilcoyne and Virginia P. (Thrasher) Kilcoyne.  He grew up in Coffeyville, attending Holy Name Catholic Schools before graduating from Harrison High School in Harrison, Arkansas.  He went to Coffeyville Community College, and then Emporia State University before moving to Carl Junction in 1979.  He was a Fourth Degree Knights Of Columbus member, and served with the Kansas National Guards.   He worked as a sales representative for RMS/Cruise Marketing for many years.  He lived in Springfield, Missouri from 1997 to 2019 before returning to Carl Junction.




Butch was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt.  He spent many hunting trips with his son and loved to fish whether it was at Grand Lake, Bull Shoals, Table Rock, Truman Lake, or on trips to the Boundary Waters in Northern Minnesota and Canada.  He loved spending time with family and will be greatly missed by many.




In addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by sisters, Patricia S. Parsons, Vickye A. Steffan, and Mary Marie Kilcoyne; and a brother, Patrick F. Kilcoyne.




Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Janet E. (Isham) Kilcoyne of Carl Junction; son, Sean P. Kilcoyne of Oak Grove, Missouri; grandsons, Riley P. Kilcoyne and wife Rebecca of Aurora, Colorado, and Jesse W. Kilcoyne of Oak Grove; brothers, Stephen E. Kilcoyne and wife Joy of Clemmons, North Carolina, and Michael A. Kilcoyne of Mexico, Missouri; sister, Kathy Donohue and husband Mike of Boise, Idaho;  nieces Stephanie Parsons, Fruita, CO, Christi Hein of Fruita, CO, Amber Kilcoyne of Melbourne, FL, Shannon Polston of Wilmington, NC, Taryn McGarry, of Clemmons, NC, Marcia Vannoster of Coffeyville, KS; nephew Ron Barrett, Coffeyville, KS.




A Memorial Service will be held on August 13, 2022, at 1pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  Services will be steamed live on under Butch’s obituary page.  Memorial contributions may be made payable to Integrity Hospice, 4830 East 32 Street, Ste 1, Joplin, MO 64804 and may be left in care of the chapel. To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or view the live streaming of the service visit


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