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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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
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
I sincerely apologize for omitting your name. It was not intentional -- of course you are in my thought and prayers.
Terrie (Wilson) Wimberly
Edmisten Family sends out our sincerest paryers and condolences.
May God bless u all during this time!
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