Chapel Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

8701 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK


Nancy G. Howell

February 22, 1933September 4, 2019
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Nancy Georgette (Esposito) Howell, the daughter of late James Anthony “Tony” Esposito and Elvira (Santilla) Esposito, was born on February 22, 1933 in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. She entered into eternal rest on September 4, 2019, in Oklahoma City, OK at the age of 86 years.

Nancy was raised in New Jersey where she attended elementary and high school. After high school, Nancy graduated from Christ Hospital School of Nursing in 1954. In nursing school, Nancy met the love of her life, Jim Howell. They were united in marriage in 1955. To this union, two children were born.

Jim and Nancy lived their life of sixty-two years together in New Jersey and Oklahoma. Early in their marriage while living in New Jersey, Nancy stayed home to raise their children. As their children got older, Nancy worked as a trauma nurse in South Jersey. In 1978, Jim and Nancy moved to Bethany, OK. Shortly after their move to Oklahoma, Nancy began working for the Oklahoma City Clinic (OCC) as a pediatric nurse. For over twenty-five years, Nancy cared for her precious patients throughout the Oklahoma City area at OCC. She was a very kind and giving person to all.

Nancy was a loving wife, mother, grandma, nurse and friend. Nancy was a fantastic cook and specialized in homemade spaghetti and meatballs and pizzelles. She always welcomed guests into her home, where she was sure to feed them. Nancy was devoted to her husband Jim. Additionally, Nancy “Grams” was the best grandma around and took special care of her grandson, Steven.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Jim Howell in November of 2017, her parents, Tony and Elvira Esposito, and two brothers, Henry and Chris Esposito. Nancy is survived by her daughter Linda, son Steven, his wife Gayla, and two grandsons Jason and Steven, Jr. Nancy will be dearly missed by her family and numerous friends.

Services for Nancy will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 8701 NW Expressway OKC, OK 73162.

The family has requested memorials be sent to The Children’s Center, Att: Development Office, 6800 NW 39TH Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008 or online at https://www.miracleshappenhere.org/ways-to-give/donate/


  • James Anthony "Tony" Esposito, Father (deceased)
  • Elvira Espostio, Mother (deceased)
  • Jim Howell, Husband (deceased)
  • Henry Esposito, Brother (deceased)
  • Chris Esposito, Brother (deceased)
  • Linda Howell, Daughter
  • Steven Howell, Son
  • Gayla Howell, Daughter-in-law
  • Jason Howell, Grandson
  • Steven Howell Jr., Grandson
  • Nancy will be dearly missed by her family and numerous friends.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Nancy G. Howell

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Bonnie Ross

September 9, 2019

Nancy was like a third grandma to my kids. There was not a kinder sweeter person. She was always happy to have us visit. We loved her and will miss her. I am so glad her pain is gone. Love you Nancy.

Andrea Key

September 7, 2019

Nurse Nancy touched countless lives with her kind, compassionate, sweet and giving spirit. She was selfless and always went above and beyond for her patients, friends and family. This world was made better by my dear friend’s presence and her legacy will live on in the many lives of those she touched. Peace and joy is yours for eternity for a life well lived.
Dr Key

Marca Oak

September 7, 2019

Nancy is one of Gods perfect angles she was the most loving and caring person I have ever known,she was my best friend,I will miss seeing her sweet smile,but know she is with all her loved one and happy now. Love her her forever.