In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hazel Dell Cemetery.
Ardis Ilene (Hoover) Budd, age 88, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, daughter of Robert T. Hoover and Verda (Coffelt) Hoover, was born near Hamilton, Kansas, on May 12, 1923, and departed this life on April 26, 2012, at Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility, Stockton, Missouri.
She was united in marriage to Granvil Maurice Budd on June 8, 1940. To this union three children were born: Linda Rose, Bobby Joe, and Carol Marcene. Granvil and Ardis were married 51 years, living most of that time on a farm near El Dorado Springs.
Ardis was saved in the summer of 1938 at Hazel Dell Missionary Baptist Church. She then united with the church and was baptized, remaining a faithful member until her death.
Ardis loved growing flowers, gardening, and cooking wonderful meals and baking for her family. She was an extremely talented seamstress, making clothes for herself and her family, including her daughter’s beautiful wedding dress. She traveled many miles with Granvil as he fulfilled his calling to preach the gospel, pastoring churches and holding revivals. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She will be sadly missed by family and friends.
Survivors are her children and spouses: Linda Rose Kenney, Stockton; Bobby Joe and Frances Budd, El Dorado Springs; and Marcene and Wesley Jeffries, El Dorado Springs; eight grandchildren and spouses: Robert and Angela Kenney; Dean Kenney; Lynden and Peggy Kenney; Sheila and Dennis Floyd; Shelly and Michael Barger; Brian and Erin Budd; Brent and Cassandra Budd; and David Jeffries; fourteen great-grandchildren and spouses: John and Kristyn Kenney; Ilene and Matt Charlton; Browning, Parker, and Silas Kenney; Kalena Kenney; Chelsea and Josh Abercrombie; Tyler Kenney; Dennis Floyd; Shelby, Sydney, and Myka Barger; and Cherokee and Ryan Budd; nine great-great-grandchildren: Mya, Livia, Garrett, Isla, Boone, and Augustus Kenney; Lowell and Eli Charlton; and Henry Abercrombie; two brothers: Dale Hoover, Harrisonville; and Gene Hoover, El Dorado Springs; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, her father, her mother, and two sisters: Doris Deane and Treva.