Frances A. Rasmussen, 79, of Carlisle, PA died on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the UPMC Carlisle Hospital with her loving family by her side.
She retired as an executive secretary assistant at the former C.T.S. Reeves Hoffman Manufacturing.
She is survived by her four daughters, Donna, Diane, Laura and Lisa.
There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory 2020 West Trindle Road Carlisle with Rev. Kenneth O. Hoke officiating. There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 AM until time of services. Interment will be in the Ashland Cemetery. In lieu of flower the family requests gifts in Frances’s name be made to Cancer Care Pinnacle Health Foundation P.O. Box 8700 Harrisburg, PA 17101
Kenneth L. Spraglin, 80, of Carlisle passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle.
Born on September 8, 1938 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late John and Isabelle (Byers) Spraglin.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 12:00 noon at Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle. A viewing will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the start of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kenneth’s name to the American Cancer Society at www.donate3.cancer.org or the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 2020 West Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.
Dorothy G. “Dot” Love, 78, of Carlisle, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Hershey Medical Center while surrounded by her loving family.
She was born January 10, 1941 in McCoysville, Juniata County to the late David and Edith (Lawson) Beale.
Dot was a graduate of Juniata Joint High School. She married John Richard Love on August 14, 1960. On Wednesday, August 14, 2019 they celebrated 59 years of marriage. Dot worked for 28 years at Montgomery Ward before retiring. She was a member of The Meeting House Carlisle (formerly Brethren In Christ). Some of her involvement at the church included: working part time in the church office, acting as a leader for the Pioneer Girls and formerly teaching Sunday School. Dorothy loved the beach, being with her family (especially at Christmas), and spending the winter with her husband in their Lakeland, FL home for the last 16 years.
Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, John R. Love of Carlisle; two children, Richard (wife Tina) Love and Karen (husband Michael) Tomassone both of Carlisle; five grandchildren, Mark (wife Abbie) Love of Carlisle, Eric (wife Abby) Love of Carlisle, David (wife Shea) Tomassone of Carlisle, Shelby Love of Carlisle, and Kelly Tomassone (fiance Nathan Rhodes) of Waynesboro; and three greatgrandchildren, Harper and Hayden Love and Carson Tomassone. In addition to her parents, Dot was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Beale and one sister, Orpha Lash.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at The Meeting House Carlisle with Rev. Alan Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the church.
The Love family wishes to express a special thank you to the doctors and the nursing staff at Hershey Medical Center for the compassionate care they provided Dot of the last 5 1/2 weeks.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Meeting House Carlisle, 1155 Walnut Bottom Road Carlisle, PA 17015.
Rev. John C. Loewen, 93, a resident of Green Ridge Village, Newville, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 surrounded by his sons.
He was born November 1, 1925 in Mt. Joy, PA. John was a son of the late John and Anna (Liebshutz) Loewen.
John was the Pastor at Leesburg and Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church Charges and three other charges in South Central PA. He was deeply involved in Camping Ministry of the United Methodist Church and especially Camp Penn. John volunteered at the Bloserville Fire Company and at numerous other local fire companies. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and Korea and was active in Veteran’s Associations for the USS Porter and the USS Purvis. John was a graduate of Messiah College. He enjoyed hunting, camping, gardening, handicrafts and especially caning chairs and plastic canvas work.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois M. (Lester) Loewen who passed away July 23, 2016. Two brothers, Fred and David Loewen and one sister, Jean Rosen are also deceased.
John is survived by three sons, Craig A. (Cherie) Loewen of Gettysburg, Bradley J. (Cyndi) Loewen of East Hampton, NY and Mark D. (Rhonda) Loewen of Woolrich, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, five sisters, Lena Miller, Miriam Stum, Julia Kyle, Anna Mae James and Ruth Westerman and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Shippensburg. Officiating will be Pastor Wayne A. Good and The Rev. Richard l. Reese. A private burial with military honors will be held in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. There will be no viewing, however a visitation will be held one hour prior to the services in the funeral home.
In John’s memory please support your local church.
Mary Ann Taylor, 86, of South Middleton Township, passed away peacefully in her home in Boiling Springs on August 13, 2019.
Mary Ann was born in Butler, PA on November 11, 1932 to Arthur Roscoe Burns and Mary Aleene Stewart. She was a graduate of Butler High School and attended the University of Pittsburgh where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She worked until retirement as a weatherization specialist for the Commonwealth of PA, heading up offices in Butler and Harrisburg.
Mary Ann moved to Boiling Springs in 1984 and quickly became an advocate for the small historical community. She served multiple terms as president of the Boiling Springs Civic Association, which involved heading up the village’s annual Foundry Day Event. She also served as a member of both the South Middleton Township Board of Supervisors and the Zoning Board, and was named president of the Lion’s Club. She was an integral part of the village’s Sesquicentennial Celebration and the Save the Lake project. The latter involved obtaining a large grant to build the interior stone wall of the lake. She was extremely honored to receive the Wall of Acclaim Award for her volunteer service to South Middleton Township and community, which is displayed on the wall of the Boiling Springs High School.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Mary Aleene Burns; her husband, Robert Gates Taylor; and her brothers, Walter Burns and Thomas Burns.
She is survived by her three children, Annette Lowery, Robert Taylor, and Melissa Taylor; her five grandchildren, Samantha Lowery, Anna Lowery, Andrew Taylor, Joshua Taylor, and Olivia Taylor; her two brothers, Joseph Burns and David Burns; and her one sister, Susan Bradshaw.
The family would like to express their love and gratitude to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania and the staff of nurses who cared for Mary Ann during her final days.
A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at 11:00AM, at Second Presbyterian Church in Carlisle, 528 Garland Drive, Carlisle, PA, with Pastor Jeff Gibelius officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children’s Lake Endowment Trust, P.O. Box 358, Boiling Springs, PA 17007.
Arrangements by Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Inc.
John David Keeney Jr., 85, of Carlisle, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center.
He was born May 3, 1934 in Hanover, PA.
John retired from the US Navy as a CPO after 22 years of service as a Medical Corpsman. His service included one tour in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. After he retired from the service, John worked as a furniture salesman in Las Vegas. In his free time, he enjoyed woodworking, yard sales, flea markets, crossword puzzles, spending time with his cat, people and most of all his family.
John is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Carol E. Keeney of Carlisle; four children, Robert A. (wife Mary) Keeney of New Cumberland, Alan E. Keeney of Carlisle, Eugene S. (wife Terri) Keeney of Carlisle and JoAnn K. Eichelberger of Carlisle; two step-children, Timothy C. (wife Cathy) Powell of Carlisle and Pamela D. Powell of Florida; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Cynthia L. Iozzo.
Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family at Arlington National Cemetery.