Nancy Carol Butz, 85, and former resident of Montgomery, Texas, entered into rest on October 11, 2021. Nancy was born in Chardon, Ohio, August 31, 1936 to the late Steven Hitter and June Morris. She graduated from West Geauga High School of Chesterland, Ohio in 1954, and later attended Jane Adams and Western Reserve University where she received her training as a dental assistant. She married her high school sweetheart Tom Butz on July 28, 1956. After many adventures across the US and Europe, they retired and settled in Montgomery, Texas in 1998 for 18 years before relocating to Wichita, Kansas in October, 2016.
God blessed Tom and Nancy with the first of their 3 children in 1957, at which time her family became her life-long career and passion. She was devoted to her husband, family, and friends and remained actively involved with her church as long as she was physically able. Nancy shared her musical talents singing in the choir and playing the organ. She was known by her grandchildren for her cookies and pies.
Given her sweet, soft, kind, yet intuitive nature, Nancy was generous with her time, talents and earthly treasures, volunteering for and supporting organizations to help and benefit the less fortunate. She had an intuitive gift which seemed to place her where she was needed most with her family and friends at the perfect time.
Nancy is survived by her three children: daughter Libby Smith and husband Kelly of Weslaco, Tx; son Tom Butz and wife Denise of Wichita, KS; and daughter Laura Gray and husband Rick of Charlotte, NC. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one sibling, Sally Hamilton of Las Vegas Nevada. A memorial service will be held in private by her family on Thanksgiving Day. As a nine year stroke survivor, charitable donations can be made in her name to the American Stroke Association
at - https://stroke.org
(a division of the American Heart Association
We want to thank Brookdale East of Wichita, for their loving and caring support of Nancy during her stay. We will forever be grateful.
Nancy was dearly loved and cherished by her friends and family. She was a beautiful lady of quiet strength, and a joy to all who knew her. She fought the good fight, finished her race and kept her faith (2 Timothy 4:7). She now walks with Jesus, has re-joined her beloved husband Tom, and is fully restored.
Published by The Courier of Montgomery County from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2021.