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JAMES H. BUTTON, 85 ROCKFORD - James H. Button, 85, Rockford, passed away on Nov. 14, 2013, after a lengthy illness. He was born on December 5, 1927, in Poteau, Oklahoma to Nathan and Lily (Titsworth) Button. He married Ann Sickele on October 1, 1949, and later married Linda M. Lutzow-Cullum Button on July 25, 1987. He served in the US Navy from 1952 to 1956, aboard the USS Buccaneer 761 during the Korean War. James was a retired over the road truck driver and later drove locally for Rockford Rigging. James loved baseball, he coached little league and loved the Milwaukee (later Atlanta) Braves. He is survived by his son, James (Cheryl) Button; grandson, Jamie Button; dedicated friend and former wife, Linda; stepchildren, Denise (Brad) Cullum Hunt, and Waneta (Jason) Cullum Smith; extended grandchildren, Nicole, Jason and Isaac Hunt, and Amber, Caleb, Kiersten and Jacob Bell; and special sister-in- law, Chris Taylor. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephew, sisters and brothers-in-law. James is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ann; brothers, Eugene and Nathaniel Button; sisters, Rachel Button Pierson and Ruth Button Thorp. A special thanks to Elisabeth, Barb, Shelly, Dan, Kelli and the rest of the staff at Riverbluff Nursing Home for their loving care. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, 7000 W. State Street, Rockford. Pastor Ron Meyer will be officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Advantage. Interment will be at Willwood Burial Park. Online condolences can be submitted at AdvantageRockford.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2013
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