|Birth: ||Sep. 22, 1848|
|Death: ||May 19, 1919|
Mary Angeline Button, daughter of William and Elizabeth Clark, was born September 22, 1848, at Fremont, Ohio, and came to Indiana a few years later, where she has since resided, excepting short intervals which she spent at her farm home near Coldwater, Mich. In 1867, she was married to Alexander Button; who departed this life in May, 1895. Six children were born to this union, Mesdames Jeffery and Lloyd of Angola; Elmer of Coldwater, Mich; Claud and Ward of Pontiac, Mich, and Mrs. Brockway of Bancroft, Mich. She also leaves twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, a step-daughter, of Los Angeles, Cal; two sisters, Mrs. Jane Sellers of Fremont and Mrs. Hattie Cleckner of Angola; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to mourn her departure.
She passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. Jane Sellers, near Fremont, Ind., May 9, 1919, at the age of 70 years, 8 months and 17 days. She united with the Christian Church under the ministry of Elder T. P. Arthur, more than 30 years ago, and from that time was steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.
Few women have led as busy a life as she and none have made less complaint of life's hardships. She carried on the work of life as though it were her pleasure as well as her duty.
She managed her work so that it never seemed to drive her, and she never lost her self-respect or dropped to a lower level as so many do when life gets very hard. After her children were grown and out of her home she had time for reading and an amount of church work that would put to shame many women of leisure. She was much interested in the Women's Missionary Society, was faithful to the meeting of God's people and liberal in her giving an was an inspiration to those who knew her busy home life.
For many years she made a home for students and was loved and respected by them. There are perhaps now, hundreds of boys and girls scattered over the world who called her "Mother Button" and who will miss her when they come back to Angola.
If doing one's work well and to the glory of God is a test of greatness, Mrs. Button was a great woman. She has left a noble example to her children and friends.
The W.R.C. of which she was a faithful member, conducted a very impressive service at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jeffery, Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock.
Funeral services were held in the Christian church in Angola, on Monday afternoon, conducted by here pastor Elder G. B. Townsend, the Daughters of Rebekah and her Bible class attending in a body.
Those in attendance at the obsequies from out of town were Claud and Ward Button of Pontiac, Mich.; Elmer Button of Coldwater, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Brockway and son of Bancroft, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. W. Adams and two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Helmer, Mr. R. Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. Milliman and Ellen Hemery of Coldwater, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. O. Miller and daughter of Reading, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. R. Sellers, Mervil Sellers, Ray Sellers and Lane Eggleston of Fremont, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Brockway of Allen, Mich.; Misses Hazel and Ethel Button of Garrett, Ind.
William Henry Clark (1818 - 1904)
Elizabeth Rinehart Clark (1825 - 1914)
Alexander H. Button (1830 - 1895)
Elmer Button (1869 - 1944)*
Inez Susianah Button Brockway (1871 - 1964)*
Ward Button (1879 - 1947)*
Mary Angeline Clark Button (1848 - 1919)
Sarah Jane Clark Sellers (1851 - 1937)*
Emma J. Clark Hamilton (1853 - 1918)*
Hattie Amelia Clark Cleckner (1862 - 1958)*
Circle Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Deborah (Baxter) Fink
Originally Created by: Barbara Wolf
Record added: May 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89868409