Nancy Ellen Butler

July 12, 1950February 18, 2018
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On February 18, 2018, Nancy Ellen Butler, beloved wife of William R. Butler passed away. Loving mother of Jill C. Bronson and husband Robert, and Julie L. Butler. Sister of Judith Henry and the late Jackson Henry, Robert Salle, Scott McNamara, and Daniel McNamara. Grandmother of Kailyn, Dominic, Isabelle, Gabriella, and Kendall. Family will receive friends at Witzke Funeral Homes, Inc., 5555 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia, MD 21045 on Friday, February 23rd, from 3 to 5pm and 7 to 9pm, where services will be held on Saturday, February 24th, at 11am. Interment Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery on Monday, March 5th, at 1pm.


  • Visitation Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Burial Service Monday, March 5, 2018

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Janice Louallen

February 27, 2018

Mrs. Nancy will always greet you in the hallway at work with a smile. Will miss her dearly.

February 26, 2018

My sincere condolences to family and friends. May the God who binds up the brokenhearted and comforts all who mourn, sustain your family during this difficult time - Isaiah 61:1, 2.

Barbara Slipsky Brodbeck

February 26, 2018

Heartfelt condolences to Nancy's family. I hope that your memories will sustain you though this difficult time. As many former Harbor colleagues have commented, she was a sound voice, who was able to make even the difficult days more tolerable.

Melissa Gomez-Juarez

February 25, 2018

Someone as special as Nancy will never be forgotten. She will remain in our hearts forever. My deepest condolences.

Mary & Jay Quigley

February 24, 2018

Our sincere condolences. Rest in peace, Nancy.

Kathleen Ferguson

February 23, 2018

I am praying for this family. Nancy had her own way of pronouncing everybody's name I am really going to miss this Wonderful Lady.

Joan Sullivan

February 23, 2018

I would like to extend my sincerest sympathies. I had the delightful opportunity to work with Nancy for many years at MedStar Harbor Hospital.. I always enjoyed your wit and matter of fact manner in handling things. Sending prayers to your family.
Joan Sullivan (Brooklyn Park, MD)

Jan & Barney Johnson

February 22, 2018

Dearest Nancy:
You have been a true friend and colleague to me for those 23 years we worked together. There are so many memories that I will cherish forever. You were very professional, respected and admired for your accomplishments. It is especially significant when you think about all of your vision and dedication assured the highest level compassionate care that our patients received. It was because of your teamwork, your leadership and your insistence for excellence.

On the personal side, we shared so many moments, downright funny episodes when so very tired during blizzards, yet not being able to stop because people needed to get to work. Camping out in the boardroom dispatching volunteer drivers, dozing sitting straight up in a chair... LOL.

There were sad times when co-workers passed away, accidents took some unexpectedly. There were trying times when going head to head with intransigent medical bullies, but perseverance outlasted the resistance.

You are loved by so many of your friends and respected by those you challenged to do better.

May God rest your soul and you are at peace.

Jan & Barney Johnson

Mary Cierkowski

February 21, 2018

So very sorry to hear about this. Nancy, you will be missed! Have not seen you in a few years but have very fond memories of working with you through the years. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very sad time.

Della Glodek

February 21, 2018

Nancy, there are no words to describe the love and friendship you and I shared for 30 plus years. There have been vacations, weekends with the girls, shopping sprees, and working together every day and making it fun. You became my official 5th sister. We shared so many good times, laughs, bad times, tears, but we did it together and survived it all. You were one of the most kind, generous and loving people I have ever met. Your family was your whole world and anyone who ever met you understood that. I am so blessed to have had you as a BEST friend for all these years! You will be missed by many. Love you girl! Fly high with the angels, Nancy, til we meet again in our Heavenly home. I will never forget you and all the great times we have shared. Sending love and prayers to Bill, Julie and Jill and their families as they go through this most difficult time.