Grace E. Fickes, 93, of Carlisle, died Thursday,
November 3, 2011, at Thornwald Home, Carlisle. She was born on Friday, February 8, 1918, in Lemoyne, a daughter of the late
Clarence E. and Alice C. (Miller) Ensminger, and the widow of Herman J. Fickes, who died Sept. 22, 1982.
Grace was a homemaker and a member of Newville
Assembly of God. She formerly attended Bethel Assembly of God, Carlisle. She was a member of the Salvation Army Senior Action
Center, Carlisle and the Women’s Christian Organization A.G.L.O.W.
She is survived by two daughters; Donna C. (and her husband, Howard E.) Barrick of Newville
and Joyce A. (and her husband, Robert W.) Smith of Gardners, one brother, Linwood C. Ensminger of Ohio and many grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Grace was preceded in death by two sons; John H. Fickes,
who died in 1984 and Gary L. Fickes, who died in 1982, also five brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Ewing
Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Jeffrey Kettering officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill
Cemetery, Newville. Viewing will be on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until time of services. Memorial contributions may be made to
The Salvation Army, 20 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle, PA 17013.
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in peace, Grandma. You will be greatly missed.
Love you, Tanya.
Tanya M. White
Today I remember the heartache I felt when you went to heaven.
The memories of our times together
will never be forgotten. I miss you.
Yvonne Bradley "Sis"
Dear Grace ("Gracie")
We like our nickname for you. You Always laughed when
we called you "Gracie".
We are sorry we couldn't be there with you to hold your hand when you entered
the gates of heaven. We will always treasure the few weeks and the day before,that we spent time with you. We held your hand,told
you we loved you,and kissed you goodbye. We know you heard us,even though you didn't respond. We will always have the
photos,family movies and beautiful memories of us together during the holidays,special occasions and all the birthdays with
our families,one special time we will always remember is all of the fun we had with you at Donald's wedding reception.
Donald escorted you to the dance floor,you really enjoyed dancing with him. Both of you were laughing so much that everyone
was clapping for you to dance more. Donald enjoyed it also. He gave you a kiss on the cheek and thanked you,and escorted you
back to your table. Another time the family will always remember and miss is at Christmas when you and Sis would make your
famous,delicious homemade chocolate peanut butter fudge. Sis and you made it in your apartment in Carlisle. Our family would
all receive a Christmas tin full of that fabulous fudge. It was the best fudge ever. We also had fun times taking you
out to eat and shopping at K-mart,Bon-Ton,the grocery store and O! Yes! Shirley's dress shop,O!! My!! Were you ever so
fussy about those dresses. You had a really good sense of humor which we all loved. The grandchildren and great grandchildren
loved you and will miss you. You were so proud of them and looked forward to their visits. We know you had a lot of love for
them,also. Another funny thing that we remember about our visits with you at Thornwald,was all of the snacks you kept
in your dresser drawers. We would bring you more and you would laugh and say where will I put them? The drawers looked full,but
you would find a place for them. You always shared them with the residents,nursing staff and your visitors. You had
some bad times in your life,which made you very sad,but we were always there to comfort you with our visits and phone calls.
Some human beings need to be forgiven,but god knew you were a very special,thoughtful,loving person and could never hurt anyone.
You are at peace now with your lord,in a much better place where you'll have no worries,disappointments or sadness.
May god bless your friends,Linda and Sam for their frequent visits and gifts,you always looked forward to seeing them. We
will always remember you,and you will be in our hearts forever. may you find comfort in the arms of an angel.
I miss and love you so much GG
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