James Henry Button, age 81, of Lamar, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2008, at Truman Healthcare Center.


     Jim was born August 30, 1927, in Carthage, Missouri, to George and Blanche (Coons) Button.  Except for the time he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, Jim was a life-long area resident.  He was a long-time Barton County farmer and had also worked as a truck driver.  Jim enjoyed serving his community as a storm spotter with the Barton County Alert Squad and had been active in American Legion Post #209 for many years.


     Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret & Hollis Hands of Amarillo, Texas; a niece Mary & husband Sam Harrell of Claude, Texas; two nephews, Dr. Martin Hands and Robert & wife Paula Hands, all of Amarillo; twelve great-nieces and great nephews, Kaleigh, Holly, Lisa, Jacob, Marti, Andrew, Thomas, Annie, Isaac and Josiah Hands and Helen & Faith Harrell.


     Military rites were conducted by V.F.W. Post 3691 at 3:00 p.m. Monday, November 24th, at Daniel Funeral Home.  Burial was in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Golden City.


      Memorial contributions may be made the charity of the donor’s choice, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


     This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent @ www.danielfuneralhome.net

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