by | April 22, 2021 3:25 pm

Anna Lea Button, age 87, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital, Ulysses, Kansas.  Anna was born on April 11, 1934, the daughter of James Henry and Ada (Dunegan) Ashley, in Wagoner, Oklahoma. 

Anna was a woman of many talents. She loved to do quilting, needle point, cross stitch, knitting and cooking. She did volunteer work for the DAV, Grant County Senior Center including quilting quilts and making baby blanket for new babies in the county, Pink lady for the local hospital auxiliary and gift shop, and other organizations. She has given many self made gifts to family and friends and won several blue and grand prize ribbons at county and state fairs with her crafts. 

Anna married John H. Button on Friday, June 13, 1952 after only knowing each other 13 days. In February 1954, they were blessed with twin boys. They were together for 65 years. They moved to Ulysses in 1993 from Colorado Springs.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John H. Button; brothers, Ellis, David, and Phines “Tom” Ashley; and a sister, Lela Tibbs.

Survivors include:  brother, James V. and wife, Cathy Ashley, Derby, Kansas; sons, Ron and wife, Carolyn, Redmond, Washington and Don and wife, Vivian, Ulysses, Kansas; foster daughter, Ellen and husband, Kent Pitcher, Colorado Springs, Colorado; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 23, at DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary, 201 S. Hydraulic, Wichita, Kansas.  Graveside services will be at 4:00 p.m., Friday, at Grant County Cemetery, Ulysses, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Grant County Senior Center, 117 E. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880.

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  1. Comment by Jim and Cathy Ashley

    April 22, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    This wonderful, amazing sister and friend will be greatly missed. She will suffer no more. However, throughout all of her struggles and pain, she always had a smile on her face, and never lost her wonderful sense of humor. She was loved and treasured very much. May she rest in peace, and may GOD bless her family in this time of sorrow.

    Jim and Cathy

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