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Mary Margaret Ringer Buterbaugh Harding

March 13, 1951 ~ March 27, 2021 (age 70)


Mary Margaret Ringer Buterbaugh Harding

March 13, 1951 ~ March 27, 2021

Mary Margaret Ringer Buterbaugh Harding, 70, of Lincoln passed away March 27, 2021. Born March 13, 1951 in Mercer, PA to William & Margaret Ringer.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Harding, Sr.; first husband, Walter "Dutch" Buterbaugh; parents; brother, Albert DiPaolo.

She is survived by her children, John (Mindy) Buterbaugh and Dorothy (Gerald) White; grandchildren, Daniel (Cherokee) White, Kayla Buterbaugh and Keira Buterbaugh; great-grandchildren, Aliyah and Kaleb; brothers, William (Kathy) Ringer, Raphaele DiPaolo and Michael (Christine) DiPaolo; many other extended family & friends.

For a woman that had a rough childhood, she had a heart of gold. She was strict but kind. She was tough but loving. She was giving and thoughtful and had a 100 yard stare that would make you tremble.

For many she was known as "Mom" and mom only. She loved those that knew her as "Mom" like her own and treated them as such. She would guide those down the right path when their vision was blurred and be proud when they chose the way themselves. 

She was the matriarch of the family, ready to be anywhere or do anything she was needed to. She would take the burden of others and carry them like they were her own. She brought everyone together to celebrate the good things, and held the family together when there were bad times.

She made sure everyone, that was blessed enough to call her family, knew they were loved.

Her name IS Mary. She IS loved by many. She IS already missed by many. We LOVE you mom. May you rest easy and guide us all down the right path.

Visitation: Friday, April 2, 2021 from 4:00 - 8:00PM at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home (5200 R Street) A private family gathering will follow on April 3rd. Please contact John for details.


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April 2, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Colonial Chapel Funeral Home
5200 R ST
Lincoln, NE 68504

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