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Patricia "Pat" Ann (Kosier) Butts

January 30, 1934 — August 6, 2023



Patricia “Pat” Ann (Kosier) Butts, age 89, of Mechanicsburg joined the legions of angels in Heaven on Sunday, August 6, 2023.  Pat was born on Tuesday, January 30, 1934, in Lykens to the late Edwin Jonas Kosier Sr and Mary Jane (Speraw) Kosier.  Pat was the widow of Charles Joseph Butts Sr, whom she married on March 17, 1956, and who died on November 26, 2003.  In addition to her parents and husband, Pat is preceded in death by her brothers: Edwin Jonas Kosier Jr.; Robert Charles Kosier; Howard Whitmoyer Kosier; James Francis Kosier.  

Pat’s survivors include her four children: Charles Joseph Butts Jr. and his wife, Robin, of Mechanicsburg; Kathi Ann Turner and her husband, Ronald, of Las Vegas, NV; Cynthia Lynn Beers and her husband, Robert, of Mechanicsburg; Dan Richard Butts of Kaneohe, HI; her five grandchildren: Kari Good and her husband, Jimmy; Patricia “Patti” Dark and her husband, Joe; Mary Jane Bamberger and her husband, Gilbert; Sarah Butts; Mark Butts; her two great-grandchildren: Emma and Tate Bamberger; and her sister: Mary “Kate” Kathryn Clark of Gilbert, AZ.  

Pat was educated in a one-room schoolhouse in Grantville, and later graduated from Hershey High School.  She then entered and graduated from the Polyclinic School of Nursing, class of 1955.  Her first job was with the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Martinsburg West Virginia, where she would meet the love of her life, Charlie Butts.  On March 17, 1956, they were united in marriage, in the vestibule of a Lutheran Church in Hagerstown, Maryland.  Those attending were the loving couple, the pastor and his wife. What a start to their life together.  Soon, Kathi, Chuck, Cindy and Dan joined Pat and Charlie and to make their family complete.  Pat cherished all of the camping trips to many different beaches, vacations to Florida and Colorado; family reunions in Grantville and the many adventure in the backyard on Beard Road.  Pat touched many people during her lifetime and had many lifelong nursing friends, neighborhood walking buddies, assisted living nurse’s aide friends; that are too many to name.  

All are welcome to join Pat’s family at her celebration of life open house and gathering of family and friends on Friday, August 18, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a time of remembrance at 12:30 p.m. at Buhrig’s Gathering Place, 25 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, (717) 766-3421 (next to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory); and her virtual gathering of family and friends and service via video chat or telephone beginning at 12:15 p.m.  Over 100 parking spaces are available; just look for the “Buhrig” parking signs in all of the parking lots.  Cremation was private.  

We would like to thank the staff at Silver Springs Personal Care Home in Mechanicsburg for their EXCELLENT care during our mother’s time there. You guys treated Mom like a Queen. Thank you!!  

While Pat’s family will not be accepting flowers, they invite those wishing to celebrate Pat’s life with a memorial contribution to make them to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 91891, Washington, DC 20090-1891,  

Pat’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Pat’s full obituary, view her memorial video and portrait, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign her official guest book by visiting  


  Virtual Gathering via Video Chat  

Family and friends are welcome to join Pat's family via video chat or telephone on Friday, August 18, 2023, beginning at approximately 12:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.  

We use Zoom for internet video chat and telephone conference calling.  There is no charge for you to participate.  Simply click on the link below or dial the telephone number below to be connected to the event.  

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:  with passcode 3421  

Join by telephone:   415-762-9988   or   646-568-7788   and enter meeting number 851 2391 3813 with passcode 3421  

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life Open House

Friday, August 18, 2023

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Time of Remembrance

Friday, August 18, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Private Interment

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery

1804 Fisher Avenue, Annville, PA 17003

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