• Sandra C. Button


    January 25, 2021

    Sandra C Button, 83, of Chittenango, passed away peacefully at home on January 25, 2021.  Sandra was born in Malone, NY on March 3, 1937 to the late Betty E Chapman and Howard D Chapman.  She graduated from Albany High School. Sandra married John D Button of Chittenango in December of 1957 and operated a nursery school out of their home in Ilion, NY.  They were blessed with two children. Due to her deep and abiding faith, after relocating to Chittenango, she became an active member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church.  She was a youth fellowship leader and enjoyed many trips and activities.  She served on the Chittenango School Board for several years and later jointly operated SJ Button Demolition.  In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, sewing, playing cards, and volunteering with the Sullivan Food Cupboard.  She avidly watched Antique Road Show and regularly read about the lives of others. She faced the personal challenges of her life with great strength, faith and fortitude. The Lord and family were the primary focus of her life. She was especially grateful to God for her three grandchildren and two great grandchildren, with whom she shared many stories of her childhood and her love of reading. Sandra is survived by her husband, John D Button, brother Douglas (Peg) Chapman, son David (Jackie) Button, daughter Marybeth (Bruce) Elliott, and grandchildren Rachel Elliott, Nichole (Cameron) Reed and Johnathan Button.  A graveside service will be held at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery, Chittenango, NY.  In lieu of flowers, her family asks that donations be made to Samaritan’s Purse, Doctors Without Borders or the First Presbyterian Church of Chittenango.


    John and family, So sorry to hear of Sandy's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. Warren Taylor Locust Grove GA


    Mom, you are missed and will not be forgotten. I know that you and Nichole had a special bond. It was wonderful to see you sewing together. Nichole had no greater joy than to present you with great-grandchildren. We were very disappointed to miss our last trip to Chittenango so that you could see Hazel in person. I thank God that we had the time together we did. There were many reasons your time with us might have been shorter. No matter what we never heard you complain. I have many memories of our time together. Thank you for allowing me to find my boundaries. You gave me freedom but you were always there to ground me when I needed it. Jonathan and Nichole always looked forward to being with you. They have done well because of the values you instilled in me. I know you have a special place in heaven. Your time here was too short, but in the scheme of things, all our time is short. I pray that your final journey was uneventful. I pray that I and my family will live up to your standards. God willing we will be together again. Love David


    Nanny, Thank you, no one taught me more about faith, charity and care for others than you did. You were always there to remind me of God’s plan and that it was okay. Some of my favorite memories are of our trips to New York, getting to learn how to garden and playing cards on the patio. I’m sorry for the time that I missed with you. I look forward to when I can see you again and pray I can make you proud on the journey there. Love, Jonathan