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Hilda M. Bretzman

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Hilda M. Bretzman, 90, of Carlisle, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2011, in the Chapel Pointe Health Center, Carlisle. She was born Sunday, September 11, 1921, in Carlisle, a daughter of the late Clarence and Etta E. (Nicholson) Shughart, and the widow of Ralph W. Bretzman, who died Sept. 16, 2004.

Hilda retired after 42 years of service with the former Bedford Shoe Co., Carlisle. She was a member of Barnitz United Methodist Church, Carlisle.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews and one sister-in-law, Sophia Shughart of Carlisle. Hilda was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence Shughart, Jr. and three sisters; Madelena Mellott, Mary Haycock and Edna Shenk.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Rick Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Viewing will be on Wednesday from 6 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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To our great grandmother...we will miss you.

Liam and Rory Nicholls


 To my loving grandmother.
 Thank you for teaching me the little things in life. Thank you for taking me to college and getting me on track. I will never forget that. Pap and you were always such a laugh on a Sunday afternoon. I have such fond memories of your good heart and of our conversations on the swing on the porch. You were loved.

Your granddaughter, Kama

 I love you Gram and will miss you. You and Pap left me and Kam with wonderful memories. It's a shame what happened when you had to sell the house and move away, but I want everyone to know that not only did you have two granddaughters who loved you dearly, you had a very caring step-daughter, step-son and two wonderful son-in-laws and a daughter-in-law. I look forward to seeing you and pap(Ralph) not (Harold) in Heaven someday. No matter what anyone has said in passing times, we were your family too and loved you just as much.

Penni Jean DeHart

 May the God of all comfort supply your every need.
 I truly enjoyed having Hilda as a member of Barntiz Church.
 She was a delightful person. May God's grace and peace be with you.

John A. Ile
Former pastor
Rev. John A. Ile

 To the Family and Friends of Hilda,
 I just wanted you to know she was truly loved and will be miss by so many.
All the members from S.W.A.P send our love and sympathy to each of you.
Thanks to Hilda we all have a lot of wonderful memories we will keep in our hearts forever.

In Christian Love
Mary Poole and Carrie Crain

You will always be my mother-in-law in my heart. Yes, we had so many chats on the swing. You will be remembered by our family as the sweet and kind lady that you were. Now you are in Heaven with Charlie and Pop. Till we meet again, I love you.

Susan Bretzman

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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
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