Doris J. Smyser, 69, of Carlisle, died
on Sunday, December 30, 2012, at Swaim Health Center, Green Ridge Village, Newville. She was born on Thursday, July 29, 1943,
in Carlisle, a daughter of the late Mervin I. and Bessie (Russell) Keck.
Doris was a 1961 graduate of Big Spring High School, Newville. She was a loving
homemaker and had also worked at J. C. Penney, Church of God Home and Whichcraft Craft Store, all of Carlisle. Doris also
formerly operated a cleaning service in the Carlisle area. She attended God’s Missionary Church, Bloserville and was
a member of the Molly Pitcher Stitchers. She enjoyed making crafts, needlework and quilting.
She is survived by four sons; Robert Smyser, Jr. and Phillip Smyser, both of
Newville, Duane Smyser of Mt. Holly Springs and Daniel L. Smyser of Carlisle, two daughters; Doris Porter and Melanie Dyarman,
both of Carlisle, one brother, Richard Keck of Carlisle, four sisters; Eleanor Karper of Carlisle, Peggy Bloser of Newville,
Barbara Sengbusch of Lakeland, FL and Helen Speed of Polk City, FL, 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces
and nephews. Doris was preceded in death by one brother, Mervin Keck, Jr. and one sister, Katharine Norrell.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the
Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Ken Gordon officiating. A visitation will be on Friday
from 1 p.m. until time of the service. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society
- Capital Area Unit, 2 Lemoyne Dr., Ste. 101, Lemoyne, PA 17043.
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Doris,Melanie & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss,my prayers and thoughts are
Put your Faith in God and he will see you through.
I'm very sadden to hear of Doris' passing. We
were good friends at Big Spring High school and Doris was in my wedding; Shelva Yost to Herman Spitz...you all have my deepest
Shelva Yost Spitz Walker
so sorry to hear of aunt Doris' passing.Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was such an easy going
person and so devoted to her family. I'll always remember her smile and laughter. God be with you all as we remember the
little things that made her so dear to us.
Ron, Helen and Ronnie Karper
I'm sorry to heard about the passing of your precious mother.
My prayers go out to your
family. She is an Angel in heaven now.
sorry for your loss. Doris and I were friends during the time our kids were growing up. She was a very sweet lady.
Bob, Melanie, and family:
is with heavy heart that I am writing this. I had the pleasure of knowing your Mom a few years ago. Doris was a very sweet
lady, and always was kind to everyone she came in contact with. Even though I haven't seen Bob or Melanie in a few years,
I can see your Mom in each of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers . . .
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