Flordella V. "Dell" Foote, 82, of
Carlisle, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2012, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. She was born on September 16, 1930,
in Carlisle, to the late Emory C. and Elmira (Failor) McDilda and was the widow of John H. Day, who died Dec. 18, 1973 and
James G. Foote, who died March 8, 1996.
Dell was a 1949 graduate of Boiling Springs High School. She
had worked for the former Carlisle Shoe Co. and retired from Miller Bus Co., where she drove school bus for the Capital Area
Intermediate Unit. Dell and her late husband James, formerly owned and operated Foote's Inn located in Potter County for
many years. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Carlisle, Old Bellaire Chapter Order of Eastern Star and
a life member and past President of V.F.W. Post 8851 Ladies Auxiliary in Boiling Springs. She was a former Girl Scout Leader
and was the coordinator for the Carlisle Shoe Co. benefit shows for many years. Dell was a talented artist who worked in oils,
charcoal, and pencil; in 1948, she walked away with top honors at the Carlisle Fair, winning a first and two second prizes.
She also enjoyed crafting custom jewelry for family and friends.
She is survived by three daughters;
Deena M. Engle and her companion, Stephen Nedimyer of Carlisle, with whom she lived, Beverly Cordier and her husband, Stephen
of Boiling Springs, and Pamela Laudermilch of Carlisle, one son, James Foote and wife, Kathy of Texas, a son-in-law, Robert
Whitcomb of Carlisle, two sisters; Evelyn Varner and husband Leroy of Carlisle and Deanna Rose and husband Howard of Boiling
Springs, 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Dell was preceded in death by her daughter,
Victoria Whitcomb and her brother, Emory McDilda.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday,
January 13, 2013, with visitation at 1:00 p.m. and service at 1:30 p.m., at the Otterbein United Methodist Church,
647 Forge Road, Carlisle, with Reverend Daniel Dennis. Dell's final gift was to donate her body to Humanity Gifts Registry
to further research and education. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions
may be made to her church or to the United Methodist Home for Children, 5120 Simpson Ferry Lane, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
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To the Foote/Day/Mcdilda famlies
I was so sorry to hear of Dell Passing away. We will
all miss those kind words of \isdom Dell gave to us.I will always rember Dell from the days at the Combo. But please don't
grieve too long. Remember Jesus death on Calvary;s cross became our life.. Jesus sees our departed loved ones as alive. So,
although we will not see Dell. Let us remember all the good times we had with her. May God Bless all of you. Smile and remember
"absent from the body present with the lord".
Paul brub Clark
Deena & Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please know you
are in our thoughts & prayers. May God grant you peace during this difficult time.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Brandon & Ali (Griffie) Parker and Family
and other family members:
Joe and I will miss her sitting in front of us in church every Sunday.
Our prayers are
Joe & Maryann Newsome
& love are with you, may you feel the peace of our Lord with you and comfort you and all of our family. Sorry we cannot
be there with you but you are in our thoughts and prayers.
With much love Aunt Peg, Susy,& Kids,Jere
Dear Deena and family,
There was no
one quite like Dell. We had so much fun together during and after the Cumberland Colts games. Fun and good times at Foote's
Inn and the Fall Festival in Boiling Springs. I so enjoyed being with her at Eastern Star meetings. I know there are no words
that can help ease the pain you are feeling right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jessie (Davis) Meier
Dear Pam and family, I was saddened to read of your
mother's death. You have my thoughts and prayers at this time. The words of Psalm 18 have always been very special to
me and I turn to them often in difficult times. May you, too, find comfort there.
Cathy (Minnich) Smock
We are saddened to hear of Dell's passing.
She was a dear friend and person. Lots of laughter and good times were shared with Dell while working at Carlisle Shoe and
throughout the following years.
Our deepest sympathy to the family,
Helen Wilson and daughter Carol Lentz
Just found out about Dell's
passing. I worked many years for Jim and Dell at Foote's Inn. Although it has been many years since I last spoke to Dell,
she has always held a special place in my heart.
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