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Dorothy K. Bender

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Dorothy K. Bender, 89, of Carlisle, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. She was born on Friday, March 9, 1923, in Hollidaysburg, the daughter of the late William E. and Mary P. (Turner) Bice. She was the widow of Francis X. Bender, Jr., who died Aug. 3, 1990 and who was one of the founders of the former B - H Agency, Carlisle.

Dorothy graduated in 1941 from Hollidaysburg High School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Dorothy was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carlisle. In her younger years, Dorothy was a member of several Carlisle community organizations and was active in her church. She and her late husband enjoyed traveling worldwide in their "Airstream" travel trailer. Dorothy’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by three daughters; Joyce Ann (and her husband, Bert) Pache of Evergreen, CO, Charlotte K. (and her husband, Walter "Biff") Bond with whom Dorothy lived and Mary E. (and her husband, Jim) Weaver of Concord, NC, six grandchildren; Adam Pache, Cara (and her husband, Richard) Haberacker, Walter (and his wife, Maryalice) Bond, Joshua (and his wife, Samantha) Weaver, Abraham (and his wife, Stephanie) Weaver and Zachary Weaver, a brother-in-law, Robert P. Bender of Hollidaysburg, a sister-in-law, Nancy R. Blake of Hollidaysburg, 13 great-grandchildren and Dorothy’s lifelong friend, Jean Mattesky of Carlisle.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. in the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Dr., Carlisle, with Rev. William C. Forrey officiating. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s New Catholic Cemetery, Carlisle. A viewing will be held on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until time of service at the church.  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Third Century Fund, c/o St. Patrick Catholic Church, 152 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle, PA 17013.

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 I am so sorry for your loss.
 You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless,

Ken, Amy, and Kenny Shotting

To our dearest sister-in-law Dot,
 You will always hold a special spot in our hearts. We love you.
We are so thankful that God made you a most beautiful part of our lives.
God bless you.

Bob & Helen Bender

What a great lady and life. It must be time for her and Uncle Pooney to be back in the Airstream touring heaven. I will always remember her strong, consistent support. We mourn her loss, but celebrate a life well lived.

Bobby Bender

You will truely be missed by all your loved ones
 and everyone whose life you enriched.


 She will be greatly missed.
I have so many fond memories of special times we spent together at the house and at Raystown Lake. Uncle Pooney and Aunt Dot always loved to hop in the car and stop by for a visit. I especially enjoyed these visits when I was out of college and on my own.

Our love and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Monique, Jim & Corrina Secula

We returned home to learn that our dear friend had gone to be with her Lord.  We will miss her and wish that this lovely lady rest well.

Webb & Linda Hersperger

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
 May you feel God's peace as your mother transitions into her new phase of life.

Dana, Denise & Danielle Colton

May your remembrance of all the
good things she did for you and all of the kids at St. Patrick's keep you warm.

george and elizabeth dete

Our deepest sympathies to the Bender family during this painful time.

Jeff and Lori Elliott

We are deeply sorry for your loss and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Kim & Larry Johnson (Daughter & Son-in-law to Jenny & Ron Elliott)

 I love you mom. Thank you for my life.

We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother, friend, and many other thing she has always been to so many.

Ron & Jenny Elliott and Family

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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
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(1926 ~ 2009)
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(1892 ~ 1988)
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(1898 ~ 1934)
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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