DARLENE ZELLA BUTTON Darlene Zella Button died at the age of 70 in her home, AUG. 16th, 2013, after a short battle with brain cancer. She was surrounded by her husband, children, family and friends. Darlene gave her life to The Lord Jesus and followed Him from a young age. She had a servant's heart, serving the church as pianist for over 40 years, teaching Sunday school and working with her husband in counseling. Darlene created a home that was warm and inviting with lots of friends and family and many get-togethers, she always made everyone feel welcome. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren's sporting events and activities always bringing her smile and encouragement. She lovingly cared for her paraplegic daughter for over 40 years. In all this, she was a reflection of the Proverbs 31 woman. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Gary Button; sisters, Loretta (Vern) Buller, Marvella (Bill) Bartholomew, and brother, Lester(Ester) Riffel; her children, Donnie (Mary) Button, Tammy (Randy) Rodriguez, and Rebekah Button; 6 grandkids, Kyle (Kristy) Button, Kenny (Beverly) Button, Kolby Button, Kayla Rodriguez, Janae (Jake) Stephens and Rocky Rodriguez; 2 great-grandchildren, Kyson & Koen Button with Jayda Grace Stephens to join us soon. We rejoice knowing that "to be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD", but we'll miss her greatly. Her service will be held at Gerber Bible Fellowship, 301 Ventura Ave. Gerber, August 24th @ 11:00am. A meal will be provided; salads and desserts are appreciated. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "Grace to You" or "Gospel Tract Distributors".
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Published in Daily News on Aug. 21, 2013