Obituaries for 01/22/2000

2000-01-22T00:00:00Z Obituaries for 01/22/2000 The Sentinel
January 22, 2000 12:00 am

Betty J. Rabenstine, 77, of Cumberland Crossings Retirement Community, Carlisle, formerly of Littlestown, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000 at Carlisle Hospital.

Born Nov. 23, 1922 in Carroll County, Md., she was a daughter to the late George and Annie Richards Heltibridle.

A 1941 graduate of Eichelberger Senior High School, Hanover, Mrs. Rabenstine had worked for many years at Littonian Shoe Co., Littlestown.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Littlestown; Eastern Star and Amaranth Lodge of Hanover; Gettysburg Hospital Auxiliary; and Bay View Reading Club of Littlestown. She was a former Girl Scout leader, former coordinator of Littlestown Meals-on-Wheels and former board member of Littlestown Senior Center.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Charles E. Rabenstine; one daughter, Donna J. Houser of Carlisle; one brother, Richard Strevig of Baltimore, Md.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Littlestown, with the Rev. Clifton J. Suehr officiating. Burial will be in Marburg Memorial Gardens, Hanover.

Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Little's Funeral Home, 34 Maple Ave., Littlestown.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 53 W. King St., Littlestown, PA 17340; or American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Neil J. Stewart, 74, of Silver Spring Township died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000 at Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.

Born Feb. 7, 1925 in Hastings, he was a son of the late Roy S. and Kathleen Peace Stewart.

An Air Corps veteran of World War II, Mr. Stewart was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, Mechanicsburg.

He was a member of Shiremanstown United Methodist Church and Mechanicsburg Club.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia R. Ross Stewart; one daughter, Nancy L. Eckert of Mechanicsburg; one son, Donald L. of Etters; one brother, Robert of Lewistown; three granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Shiremanstown United Methodist Church, 125 E. Main St., Shiremanstown, with the Rev. John A. Ile Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Juniata Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown, at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Arrangements are being handled by Malpezzi Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his church; or Silver Spring Ambulance Association, 12 Eleanor Dr., P.O. Box 177, New Kingstown, PA 17072.

Bridgette Amanda Rickert, 5, of Mechanicsburg died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000 at home.

She was a student at Silver Spring Elementary School and a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Highland Park.

Miss Rickert enjoyed swimming, dressing up and being a flower girl at relatives' weddings.

Surviving are her parents, Scott L. and Pamela K. Miller Rickert; one brother, Spencer L.; her grandparents, Ray D. and Dolores V. Miller of Camp Hill, Kathryn Rickert of Camp Hill, and Richard L. and Gloria Rickert of Camp Hill; six aunts and uncles; and five cousins.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at her church.

Burial will be in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland, and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Attn: JRA, 17 S. 19th St., P.O. Box 668, Camp Hill, PA 17011-0668; or Grace Lutheran Church, 1610 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Ella S. Murtorff, 100, of 1000 W. South St., Carlisle, formerly of Idaville, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000 at Todd Home, Carlisle.

Born April 14, 1899 in Latimore Township, Adams County, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Lottie Orner Spertzel. She was the widow of Melvin O. Murtorff Sr., who died in 1979.

Mrs. Murtorff worked as a seasonal employee for the former C.H. Musselman Co., Pet Milk Inc., Gardners, for many years.

She was a member of Idaville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Melvin O. Jr. of Carlisle; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Idaville United Methodist Church, 3725 Carlisle Road, Gardners, with the Rev. Peter A. Seiler Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Idaville Cemetery.

Friends may call at Dugan Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Bendersville, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Steven A. Tanner, 46, of 1404 Viewmore Dr., South Middleton Township, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000 at Harrisburg Hospital.

Born March 12, 1953 in Carlisle, he was a son of James N. and Winifred M. Sadler Tanner of Carlisle.

He was a 1971 graduate of Carlisle High School.

In addition to his parents, surviving are one brother, James N. Jr. of Carlisle; one sister, Barbara A. Simmons of Carlisle; and several nieces and nephews.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing or visitation. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is handling arrangements.

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