Golda E. Button

Passed away on April 29, 2013

Golda E. “Rusty” Button, 74, of Norwich passed away Monday morning, April 29, 2013, in the Chenango Memorial Hospital. Rusty was born in Plymouth on Dec. 2, 1938 the daughter of William H. and Ruth Shepard Davis. She has spent her entire life in the Chenango County area and attended the local schools. Rusty had been employed by the C&U Telephone Co. where she started as an operator and later worked at the Sherburne office until she retired. Over the years she had also worked at Taco,the Norwich Shoe Factory as well as a waitress for Taylor’s Country House. In her spare time Rusty enjoyed playing shuffleboard,, bowling, socializing and traveling. She liked listening to and singing country music and had a soft spot in her heart for her feline friends. In her earlier years she was an active member of the Women of the Moose. Rusty is survived by her daughter Kelly Campbell and husband Ken of Norwich, her son Daniel Davis and wife Judy of Woodbridge, VA, her sister Gloria Whiteman and husband Harold of Norwich, her grandchildren Shawna Edwards and husband Richard of No. Syracuse, Ken Campbell III of Norwich, Daniel Davis Jr. and wife Kate of Iowa, Adam Davis and wife Robyn of VA and Kayley Davis also of VA. She is also survived by her great grandchildren Jacob, Daniel, Jude, Emily, Ashton and Olivia along with nieces and nephews. Rusty was predeceased by her brother Albert Davis. A celebration of Rusty’s life will be held on Sunday, May 5, at 2:30 pm from the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the R. J. Fahy Funeral Home on Sunday from 1:30 to the time of the service at 2:30. Please consider memorial contributions to the Chenango County SPCA, 6160 County Road 32, Norwich, NY 13815.


Golda E. Button

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Cindy Gumble

May 11, 2013

Dear Kelly and family. So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I'm sure she is at peace now. She was definitely one of a kind.

Edward Page

May 9, 2013

To Rusty's family, from a fellow telephone company co-worker and I.B.E.W. Union member who had the pleasure of working with her, I wish to offer this piece written by an unknown author.

+++God's Garden+++

God looked around his garden And He found an empty place. And then He looked down upon the earth, And saw your tired face. He put His arms around you, And lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never get well upon this earth again. He saw the road was getting rough, And the hills were hard to climb, So He closed your weary eyelids, And whispered "Peace be thine". It broke our hearts to lose you. But you didn't go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home.

May she rest in peace!

Laura Lester

May 3, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Kelly. I will always remember Rusty's laugh and her support of my Mom.