Ava Monroe Denbow, was born at 8:54 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018, the first child of David Denbow and Brianna Buttrey, and she passed away at 2:40 a.m., on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital, in Springfield, IL.  

She was preceded in death by her great grandmothers, Ruth Denbow and Kimberly Passoni.

Ava Monroe is survived by her parents, David Denbow and Brianna Buttrey of Kincaid, IL; maternal grandparents, Jack Buttrey of Taylorville, IL and Jennifer Buttrey of St. Louis, MO; paternal grandparents, Michael Harris of Springfield, IL and Janet Denbow of Taylorville, IL; great grandfathers, Danny Denbow of Waynesville, MO and Nick Passoni of Stonington, IL; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Cremation will be accorded prior to ceremonies.

Memorial Ceremony and Gathering: 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Rev. Msgr. David S. Lantz officiating.  A gathering will follow the ceremony until 6:00 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital, 800 E. Carpenter St., Springfield, IL 62769.

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