Ida Frank's Story
Ida Frank Button Bratton, 83, passed away Saturday July 29, 2017, surrounded by her family.
She was born Aug. 31,1933, in the Glasgow area, to Edmund Bates Button and Robbie Davis Hume Button.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Robert "Bob" Franklin Bratton; brother, Harry Button; and half-sister, Jessie Elizabeth De Vries.
She was an extraordinary woman both personally and professionally. She unreservedly poured her love into her son, Tim, and her grandsons, Andrew and Hunter. She lovingly served at Middletown United Methodist Church for more than 20 years as a greeter, in crafting circles and quilting. She retired after a career of teaching mathematics for 40 years at both Iroquois and Waggener high schools in their former glory days where she strived daily as a Rank One teacher to shape her former students into future leaders.
She is survived by her son, Timothy A. Bratton, M.D., and daughter-in-law, Jennifer L. Bratton, as well as her grandsons, Andrew P. and Hunter G. Bratton. She also leaves behind her beloved pug, Dexter; extended Ziegler family and numerous friends.
We would very much like to express our appreciation and gratitude to Consultants in Blood Disorders and Cancer, especially Drs. Montes, Huber and Hart, for their kind and steadfast care.
We will be forever grateful for the nurses and staff at Baptist Hospital East who graciously and tirelessly tended to her every need these last 12 days. Words are simply inadequate to express the incredible blessing you have been to her and our family.
Her life will be remembered and celebrated at Pearson's Funeral Home, 149 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville, with visitation Monday, July 31 from 4-8 p.m. and the service Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. with entombment to follow at Cave Hill Cemetery.
Published on July 31, 2017