Marian L. Groninger, 82, of Carlisle, passed
away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at her home. She was born on Wednesday, May 28, 1930, in Carlisle, a daughter of the late
Harry E. and Ruth A. (White) Barnhart, who owned a popular corner grocery store in the 1930's and 40's in downtown
Carlisle. She was the widow of Irvin Lee Groninger, who died April 25, 1984.
She was a 1948 graduate of Carlisle High School and graduated from the former
Carlisle Commercial College. Marian worked at the Carlisle Barracks early in her career and also was a typist for Dickinson
School of Law for many years. She loved reading and spent many years volunteering at the Bosler Library. She also enjoyed
swimming and cross-stitching. Marian was a longtime member of Allison United Methodist Church, Carlisle and was involved with
many activities within the church.
is survived by two daughters; Lynne G. Beiswanger (and husband, John) of Stafford, VA and Joan Groninger of Carlisle and four
grandchildren; Corey, Cody, Tyler and Katie Beiswanger. Marian was preceded in death by one sister, Jean Cridland and one
grandson, Mark Beiswanger.
celebration of Marian’s life will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral
Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Mira Hewlett officiating. Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp
Hill. A visitation will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may
be made to Celtic Healthcare of Carlisle, Suite 100, 220 Wilson St., Carlisle, PA 17013.
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Dear Lynne and Joan,
What an absolutely beautiful photo of Marian. She
is at peace now. I am thinking tenderly of you today. May you have strength to bear your sadness, knowing that your mother
lead a full and rich life. My love and sympathy go out to you in your sorrow.
Lynne and family. Thank you for letting me have the chance to meet Marian and be a part of her life! She will forever be in
my heart. I hope you are able to find peace at this time and move forward to celebrate the life Marian has had! Again sorry
for your loss.
What word or words can I say of a lady with such a beautiful soul.It was an honor to have met you.You touched
everyone you met.And you are and always will be a lady never to be forgotten.
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