Alberta Mae "Bert" Garman,
79, of Carlisle, died Saturday, November 19, 2011, at Harrisburg Hospital. She was born on Friday, January 22, 1932, in Swatara,
a daughter of the late David M. Zeigler and Maude M. (Ritchie) Gumpher Miller.
Bert was a loving homemaker and had also worked for the former Piezo Crystal
Co. in Carlisle for several years. She also helped her husband in the family business, where she was a notary public. She
was a former member of the North Middleton Twp. Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, and she enjoyed playing bingo and listening
to bluegrass and gospel music.
is survived by her loving and devoted husband of more than 62 years, Earl P. Garman, Sr., two sons; Earl P. Garman, Jr. and
Roger S. Garman, both of Carlisle, two daughters; Nancy L. (and her husband, Roy) Wickard of Carlisle and Debra E. (and her
husband, Paul) DeHoff of Luckey, Ohio, two sisters; Lillian R. Mentzer and Shirley A. Morrison, both of Carlisle, 10 grandchildren,
six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Bert was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the
Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Timothy A. Funk and Rev. Dr. J. Gerald Greiner officiating.
Burial will be in the Waggoners United Methodist Church Cemetery, Carlisle. Viewing will be held on Tuesday from 6 - 8:00
p.m. at the funeral home and on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services.
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I miss you alot but you will
always be with me.
Thank you Grandma for all your love!
You will always have a special place in our hearts.
Crystal & Alisha
Paul, Tim, Jeff, Norman and Garman Family--
During the sadness of her passing, may your hearts be filled with the blessings
Bert shared with each of you. May your memories of love and laughter remind you of her shining light on your path. Having
only the pleasure of listening to what a wonderful lady, friend, mother, and wife, we are sure the treasures she left with
you are long-lasting.
She will remain in heart forever.
Grace, Peace, and the comfort of God's love be
with all of you!
John & Jackie, Krysti & Abri Dubler
were loved dearly and will be missed dearly.
Randy & Kim (Orris) Allen, Naomi
To Deb & Paul,
I want to give you a big hug and let you know
that I am thinking of you. A mom is a special person, but she always stays in your heart. My sincere sympathy,
Krysti "Sport" Dubler
Nancy & Roy,
May God comfort your hearts as you think of your memories as well as the hope of seeing her again.
Dan & Faith Doerer
We are so sorry for your
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Garman family.
Flo Carpenter-Gutshall, Jen Neidigh and Devon
Earl and family,
I always enjoyed seeing and talking with Bert.
She was always so cheerful when I'd see her. My sincere sympathy and prayers are with you. God bless!
I will cherish your smiles, love and
words with me forever. Our memories are many, and you shared love with so many others. Thank you for being the best mother
a daughter could ever have.
Your loving daughter, Debra
sorry for your loss. I always liked her and enjoyed listening to her laugh. I so remember her being happy. She was a great
and loving family member. God Bless.
Sandy (Garman) Brocious
I will really miss Bert, even though I haven't seen her in a few years. She was a fun and very
kind woman who I am very happy to have been a part of her family. My condolences to Earl, Nancy, Sonny, Debbie, Roger and
and Family ~
May you have the comfort and peace of Jesus Christ.
Her love and spirit lives on ~ within you forevermore.
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