Louise R. Button

September 20, 1912 - March 27, 2009

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Louise R. (Rockwell) Button, 96, of Kendallville died Friday, March 27, 2009, at 5:25 p.m. in Shepherd of the Hill, Kendallville.

Mrs. Button attended Pelham Memorial High School in New York. She was a graduate of Syracuse University in 1933 and Columbia University. She was an English teacher in Schaghticoke, New York. Upon moving to Kendallville in 1958, she was an English teacher for the East Noble School Corporation at the Avilla Middle School for 14 years.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallvile, where she served as an elder, deacon and president of the women's association. She was also a member of the Calvin Circle, Alpha Phi Sorority at Syracuse University, Eta Phi Epsilon, Noble County Retired Teachers Association, the Kendallville Day Care Board and local Bridge clubs.

She was born September 20, 1912, in Meriden, Connecticut, to Charles F. and Ada (Coe) Rockwell. On August 28, 1939, in New Rochelle, New York, she married Irving C. Button. He preceded her in death on February 19, 1996.

Surviving are a son, David R. Button of Kendallville; a niece, Sally Wade of Santa Monica, California; caregivers, Lois Strunk, Wanda Amburgey, Robin Wylie, and Jackie Rowlison; and special friends of the family, Robert and Dorothy Sorensen of Kendallville.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, William F. Coe and Thomas B. Coe.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at 2 p.m. inYoung Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville, with Rev. Stan Kessler officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville at a later date.

Calling will be Monday, March 30, 2009, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home and one half hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Preferred memorials are to the National Parkinson Foundation.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Dee Rathge
April 9th, 2009 12:47am

Dave..I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother...she was a wonderful person and will be truly missed. My heart goes out to you and hears hoping you remember all the good memories during this difficult time. Prayers always!!

Arlene (Beanie) Taylor
April 1st, 2009 3:26am
Kendallville (Chronisters)

So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

David Preston
March 31st, 2009 7:34pm

Dave,I would like to give you my condolences,from my family and my office staff. We'll be thinking of you in this time of need.

Ben & Linda Castle
March 31st, 2009 12:28am
Rome City, In.

Dave, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Losing a precious parent is very difficult...but knowing that she is always with you in spirit is very comforting. May God wrap his arms around you and fill your heart with peace! Love, Linda, Ben, Ryan, & Holly

Donna Holcomb
March 30th, 2009 1:17am

Dave- my condolences on learning of your mother's passing. She was always such a fine lady and it was my honor to be a part of her care team when I was at Shepherd of the Hill. God's blessings to you and all the dedicated caregivers who loved her and cared for her so much.