Tonya L. Butler, 53

Tonya Lynn (Kelius) Butler, 53, of Collegeville, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 20, 2023, at her home surrounded by family.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of John F. Kelius and Dawn E. Kelius.

Tonya had a tremendous amount of love in her heart to share with everyone she knew. She especially adored her children and grandchildren and had a way of making everyone feel like family. Her smile was like no other, bringing joy to those around her.

Tonya was a dedicated employee at South Eastern PA Insurance in Limerick, PA, where she worked for many years. She had a passion for helping others, and this was evident in her work. Tonya's kindness and compassion touched the lives of many.

Tonya was involved with her church, Next Community Church in Skippack, PA. She found solace and strength in her faith, which was an important part of her life. Even through her battle against cancer she praised her Lord and Savior.

Surviving along with her parents, are her children Dawn (Butler) Polito, Thomas J. Butler, Joshua Butler, Nathaniel Butler and Gabriel Butler; siblings Troy Kelius, Shannon (Kelius) Weidner, Sharri (Tobias) Sellens, and Paul Tobias; grandchildren Dustin Polito and Aurora Polito; and many cousins and extended family members.

A celebration of Tonya's life will be held on December 18th, 2023, at Next Community Church in Skippack, PA. Visitation will begin at 10 AM, followed by the service at 11 AM. A luncheon will be held afterward to honor Tonya's memory and share stories of her remarkable life.

Tonya Lynn Butler will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her legacy of love, kindness, and devotion will continue to inspire those she left behind.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to assist her children in this time of need at Fundraiser by Dawn Butler : Tonya L. Butler ( 

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Tonya was a breath of fresh air every single time I spoke to her. Over the years as a customer, she has helped me in more ways than just insurance. I found her to be warm and kind. She and I had many conversations over the years about her children whom she wholeheartedly adored. My heart broke hearing of her passing. Surely, we are all better for having known her in any capacity. My sincerest condolences to all who are grieving her loss.

~ Dee Selgrath
12/19/2023 10:56:01 AM

My sincere condolences to all those who knew and loved Tonya. Although I never had the honor to meet her personally, I do know from Shannon what a fine and caring person she was. May God be with you all as you grieve this lovely lady.

~ Sandra Ellmore
11/28/2023 11:04:22 PM

I’m so sorry to hear this news. I knew her from CCA. I even worked for her dad for a summer. I know she will be missed. She was a good friend in HS.

~ Rob Reichard Greenville, SC
11/28/2023 9:59:55 PM

Prayers for this family and extended family.
Good be with you all.

~ Lynette Leinbach Bernville, PA
11/27/2023 9:24:55 PM

So sorry for your loss. Tonya was a beautiful and loving soul. I am sure she is dancing with the angels and watching over you all. ??

~ Kathleen Kunkel
11/27/2023 8:29:39 PM

II Corinthians 5:8 "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord" Tonya who knew and loved Christ is more alive now in His presents then she was here in this life, in the body. My mind goes immediately to I Thessalonians 4:13-14 "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethern, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Christ Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him"... (When he returns for his bride the Church). So we know that if we are in the faith, we will once again see and be reunited together again with Tonya, and forever more forever be with the Lord. All to the praise and Glory of God.... My prayers for the family and friends of Tonya, we will all miss her. But are comforted with her joy unspeakable and full of glory in his presents.

~ Don J Villanova Pottstown, PA
11/27/2023 5:00:44 PM

So sorry for your loss. I went to CCA with her and always remember her smile. Prayers for the family.

~ Debbie Spiezio Wonsang
11/27/2023 4:44:44 PM

I’m so very sorry for your loss and my deepest sympathies and prayers are with you all.

~ Kristin Miller
11/27/2023 4:11:05 PM