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Betty Jane Bear

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Betty Jane Bear, 87, of Carlisle, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2012, at Cumberland Crossings Retirement Community, Carlisle. She was born Monday, December 22, 1924, in Carlisle, a daughter of the late James Lee Zeigler and Ruth E. (Gayman) Zeigler.

Betty attended Carlisle High School and enjoyed taking care of her home and family. She was a member of Allison United Methodist Church, Carlisle.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 71 years, Robert W. Bear, two sons; John W. Bear (and his wife, Barbara) of Carlisle and Leslie L. Bear (and his wife, Joanne) of Malvern, one brother, Lee Zeigler of Mechanicsburg, three granddaughters; Amy Abbott and Hailey and Jordyn Bear, five grandsons; Jason, Todd, Neil, Chad and Connor Bear, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by two sisters; Delores and Lorraine.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Mira Hewlett officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A viewing will be on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Allison United Methodist Church, 99 Mooreland Ave., Carlisle, PA 17013.

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We are so sorry for your loss. We lived across from the Bears for 10 years and Mrs. Bear always had a smile and a wave for us.
She made good apple pie.

Barry and Cindy Posey

Robert & family, you have my deepest sympathy. I remember you from my time at the Barntiz Church. May the God of all comfort supply your every need. God bless you.

Pastor John Ile
(John A. Ile)

 Robert and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. She and my Mother were best friends from 1st grade until my Mother passed. I often talked with her on the phone and she was such a pleasant, hard working lady. I hope that your memories of Betty Jane will help you through this difficult time. I'm sure that Betty and my Mother are together in heaven once more!

Laurel Fickel-Lautsbaugh

So sorry that we could not be at the service, Bob.
You and the family are in our prayers. God bless you.

Doris and Ashby Collins

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Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.
Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
"Five Generations of Service"
Steven A. Ewing, FD, Supervisor, Owner
William M. Ewing, FD
(1926 ~ 2009)
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(1926 ~ 2009)
Jessie Morrison Ewing, FD
(1892 ~ 1988)
William J. Ewing, FD
(1898 ~ 1934)
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(1866 ~ 1924)
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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