Meadville Tribune

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January 29, 2014

Bonnie L. Button

CONNEAUT LAKE — Bonnie L. Button, 69, of Conneaut Lake, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

She was born June 29, 1944, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of Merle and Helen James Sager. She married John C. Button March 16, 1963, and he survives.

Bonnie was a 1962 graduate of Sherman Central High School, Sherman, N.Y. She was employed in retail sales at Weldon’s, Fashion Bug and Wal-Mart, all of Meadville.

Bonnie was a charter and life-member of Conneaut Lake Area Ambulance Service and member of Conneaut Lake Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 and was one of the first female volunteer firefighters in Pennsylvania.

Bonnie was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and animal lover of all kinds, but especially cats. She loved her time spent with her grandsons and was an active caregiver for them following her retirement.

Survivors, in addition to her loving husband, John, of 50 years, include a daughter, Penny Clark and her husband, Gary, of Conneaut Lake; two sons, Christopher Button and his wife, Alex, of Vienna, Va., and Keith Button and his wife, Valerie, of Conneaut Lake; her father, Merle Sager of Frewsburg, N.Y.; four grandsons, John (Jack), Ryan, Nathaniel and Daniel Button; two sisters, Nancy Johnston of Lakewood, N.Y., and Gale Frey and her husband, Richard, of Panama, N.Y.; a brother, Kim Sager and his wife, Kimberly, of Columbus, Ind.; and nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Waid-Coleman Funeral Home, 12422 Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake.

The funeral and committal service will be Friday at 11  a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 240 N. Third St., Conneaut Lake, with the Revs. Jay Sterling and Dave Brumagin officiating.

Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Conneaut Lake.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box BB, Conneaut Lake Area Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 546, or Conneaut Lake Volunteer Fire Department, 11877 Conneaut Lake Road, all of Conneaut Lake, Pa. 16316.

Memories and condolences may be shared at waidcolemanfh.com.

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