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BUTTON, Emma 1861-1939


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/27/2019 at 13:24:35

Obituary Mrs. Emma Button

Emma, daughter of Samuel and Lydia Sheller, was born in Carroll county, Ill., Sept. 2, 1861, and passed into the other world July 25, 1939, at the age of nearly 78 years.

When six years of age she came with her parents to Iowa where the family located in Grundy county where she lived until after her marriage. After her marriage she and her family lived in various places in Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. Part of this time her husband served as a minister in the Brethren church. In this capacity Mrs. Button was a very willing helper and no sacrifice was too great for her to make for her family and friends.

Mrs. Button was a member of a family of 8 children, all of whom survive her except a brother who died in infancy and her two older sisters.

On Oct. 20, 1881, she was united in marriage to F. E. Button. To this union were born seven children, five of whom preceded her in death. Her husband preceded her to the spirit world on Dec. 23, 1929.

To mourn her loss, she is survived by two children, Loren Button of Yakima, Wash., and Mrs. George Kepley, Lyons, Kan. Also by three brothers: Harry and Frank Sheller of Ivester community, George Sheller of Grundy Center, and one sister, Mrs. Katie Schwarck of Cedar Falls, twelve grandchildren, and many more distant relatives and a host of friends.

Mrs. Button has been a consistent Christian mother and neighbor. She became a member of the Ivester Church of the Brethren in her early womanhood. In this fellowship she has always been happy and was ever ready to give of her life for the church and the Christ whom she loved.

In her quiet way she was always searching for opportunities to be kind and helpful to those whom she lived. She carried a spirit of very deep appreciation and was very generous in showing it to those who gave her the opportunity. She was resigned to life as it came; she was uncomplaining and went forward with the spirit of a true pioneer which she was.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 August 1939, pg 5


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