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Verna Pauline “Spark” Oiler, 90, of Carlisle, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at the Church of God Home, Carlisle.  She was born on March 18, 1923, in Centerville, a daughter of the late Curtis A. and Mary E. (Deitch) Grissinger and the widow of Paul A. Oiler, who died Feb. 12, 2003.

Spark was a 1941 graduate of Carlisle High School and retired from the former H. R. Gutshall and Sons, Inc., Carlisle after many years of service.  She was a member of Carlisle First Church of God, the Women’s Christian Organization, AARP Chapter 3378, A.B.W.A. and was a longtime member of the Order of Eastern Star-Old Bellaire Chapter 375.

She is survived by one son, Thomas A. (and his wife, Wendy) Oiler of Carlisle, two grandchildren; Jamie (and her husband, Jason) Beals and Tommy (and his wife, Annie) Oiler, three great-grandchildren; Emilie and Isaac Beals and Hailey Oiler.  Also surviving are several nephews and their families.  She was predeceased by two sisters; Margaret Whistler and Helen McCullough and one brother, William Grissinger.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Church of God Home Chapel, 801 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Chaplain Bradley V. Moore officiating.  A time of fellowship will immediately follow the service at the home.  Burial will be private at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to Church of God Home. 

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 I will be thinking of you in your time of sorrow. I know your mother dad and my parents will have fun again! You and your family are in my prayers. Take care and be well.

Ed Bidelspach

Dear Tom, Wendy, and family,
We are very sorry about the passing of Tom's mother. Since hearing about her stroke on Tuesday, we have been praying for her and for all of you. Please take comfort in knowing that she is with the Lord. We continue to pray for you.

Bill and Faye Knouse

Tom and Wendy, So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed the times at church sitting in front of your parents. Your Mom helped me by taking my Mom to church when I couldn't go. She was a special woman. I have to work on Monday so can't attend the service, but I will have you and your family in my prayers.

Karen Chestnut

Sparky and Paul were such good caring people and will be greatly missed at Cactus Hill Rd.!!

Brenda G. Martin

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Since 1853
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