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Erma A. Dingle, 83, of Carlisle, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012, at Cumberland Crossings Retirement Community, Carlisle. She was born Thursday, January 31, 1929, in Carlisle, a daughter of the late Harry W. and Olivia Blanche (Mentzer) Swigert. Erma was the widow Theodore J. Dingle, who died July 3, 1997.

She was a 1946 graduate of Carlisle High School. Erma was a loving homemaker. She was a member of Centerville Evangelical Lutheran Church, Newville, a life member of Penn Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. and the Ladies Auxiliary, a member of Cumberland County Farm Women Group 15, the US Navy Armed Guard Veterans of WWII and was a former Girl Scout Leader. Erma will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters; Olivia Reeder of Carlisle and Karen (and her husband, Stephen) Wiker of Ephrata, one son, Brad (and his wife, Marlene) Dingle of Red Lion, one brother, Merle Swigert of San Jose, CA, five grandchildren; Jessica Nace, Melissa Wiker, Gregory Wiker, Julia Wiker and Kyle Dingle, one great-granddaughter, Olivia Nace and several nieces and nephews. Erma was preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah K. Dingle, who died in 1990, one sister, Thelma Quigley and three brothers; Clarence, Marlin and Everett Swigert.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Jerri Morton Carlin officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A viewing will be held on Friday from 6 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to Penn Twp. Fire Co., 1750 Pine Rd., Newville, PA 17241.

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Brad, Marlene, Kyle, Karen, Liv and extended family.
 So sorry to hear of Mrs. Dingles passing.
Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Fred and Dana Leeds

Our deepest sympathy to the family and many, many friends of Erma. She was our special aunt that always had a smile and a fresh baked pie for you.  She was the Queen of Shoo Fly pie and Chicken Corn soup. Her volunteer work was above all and she will be dearly missed.

James "Lynn" and Esther Swigert

I am so saddened to hear of Aunt Erma's death. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of her and our families at summer reunions. I'll always remember that she was quick to smile and have a good laugh. She made the best chicken corn soup and pies.
Deepest sympathy.
Josie (Wilson) Buss

Olivia, Karen & Brad,
So very sorry for the loss of your Mother. Our prayers are with you all and may the sweet memories of your Mother live in your hearts forever.
Marty & Pam (Brough) Mulhern

So sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Erma. Some of the best memories as a child were family reunions at the hatchery with all the fixin's. Loads of fresh baked desserts, corn soup, baked beans, and burgers to boot. Those were such happy times which I will treasure always. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.

Susan (Wilson) Hughmanick

Olivia, Brad and families:
 Please accept my sincerest condolences. It makes me sad to think that Aunt Erma is gone, but I have so many wonderful memories of her and all the times spent together as I was growing up! She had a great sense of humor and loved a good joke. She will be greatly missed by family and friends! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Terrie (Wilson) Wimberly

 Karen, I sincerely apologize for omitting your name. It was not intentional -- of course you are in my thought and prayers.

Terrie (Wilson) Wimberly


The Edmisten Family sends out our sincerest paryers and condolences.
 May God bless u all during this time!

Dellas Edmisten

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Since 1853
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