Rose M. Bitner, 93, of Carlisle, died Sunday,
December 18, 2011, at Thornwald Home, Carlisle. She was born on Sunday, March 31, 1918, in Carlisle, a daughter of the late
Benjamin H. Snyder and Annie E. (Gutshall) Snyder, and the widow of Lynn R. Bitner, who died Feb. 17, 2005.
Rose was a loving homemaker and a member of the
Carlisle Brethren In Christ Church. She enjoyed crocheting and traveling.
She is survived by one son, Donald R. (and his wife, Jane) Bitner, of Carlisle, three brothers;
Sylvester R. Snyder and Edward L. Snyder, both of Carlisle and Ray G. Snyder of Beesley’s Point, NJ, three sisters;
Betty R. Shuler, Annabelle M. Wetzel and Shirley A. Kauffman, all of Carlisle, two grandsons, four great-grandchildren and
many nieces and nephews. Rose was preceded in death by two brothers; Charles L. and Richard B. Snyder and five sisters; Grace
V. Deitch, Marian J. Calaman, Doris J. Mixell, Vivian M. Tibbo and Mabel I. Blosser.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2011, in
the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Kenneth O. Hoke officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland
Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Viewing will be on Thursday from 12:30 p.m. until time of service.
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Don and Jane,
We are sorry to hear of your loss.
We will be thinking and praying for
you during this time.
Jay, Heather, Leah and Allison Bear
Don and Jane:
Tricia and I are so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in
knowing how much it meant to your mother when you came in to see her. You were truly faithful in that. You were an inspiration
to see with her. She was an amazing woman even at the end. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tricia and Shirley
I was very saddened to read that Rose
passed. We were neighbors for 18 yrs. I have warm memories of Rose & Lynn.You are in my thoughts at this sad time.
Sondra (Fohl) Ferreiro
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