Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. Established 1853

Virginia C. Chilton

Our History
Our Facilities
Our Staff
Casket Selections (Updated 3/17/2018)
Urn Selections
Ashland Cemetery
Our Location
Send Online Condolence
Online Preplanning Form
Words of Thanks

Virginia Clark Chilton, 100, a lifelong Carlisle resident passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015 in the Thornwald Home, Carlisle.  She was born in Carlisle on May 7, 1914.  She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Florence Clark, her husband Robert W. Chilton, a son John F. Chilton III and sisters Evelyn Craig and Mary McKnight.

Surviving are children; Ann C. Froehlich and husband Dr. A. David of Camp Hill, James A. Chilton and wife Susan of Mechanicsburg, Robert W. Chilton Jr. and wife Jane of Carlisle and Sandy Foote and husband Larry of Carlisle, and daughter in law Brenda T. Chilton of Mt. Pleasant, SC.
Virginia graduated from Carlisle High School in 1932 and Dickinson College in 1936 where she was president of Chi Omega sorority, a member of Dickinson’s basketball and swim teams. Even while raising five children, she found time to devote to community service including the Garden Club, the Civic Club, Travelers’ Club, and singing in the Allison Methodist Church choir.  She always had a pleasant smile and was kind to everyone. In her older years she struggled with Alzheimer’s disease, yet even that didn’t diminish her smile, pleasant disposition and gentle manners.

She was a devoted wife and mother and was especially interested in the lives of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Grandchildren include; Amy Leonard (Tom) of Encinitas, CA: Kristin Kane (Ted) of Hopkinton, MA; John F. Chilton IV of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Elizabeth Welchans (Erik) of Airville, PA; James Chilton Jr. (Nancy) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Robert  Chilton III (Amanda) of Mt. Holly Springs; Sarah Chilton, Seattle, WA;  Shaun Foote ( Rebecca) of Carlisle; Larry Foote, Jr. of Nashville TN.  Great grandchildren include; Matthew, Ryan and Connor Leonard; Elizabeth and Caroline Kane; Hailey, Hannah, and Abigail Welchans; Alexis Chilton; Grayson Foote; and Avery Chilton.

As per her wishes, a private burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle. A family celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family is thankful for the love and kindness shown to their mother by her many caregivers while at home. They would also like to express their appreciation to the staff at the Thornwald Home for their loving and compassionate care. Memorial contributions can be made to the Thornwald Home, 442 Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle, PA 17013 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17110.  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Click here to send a condolence

To all of the family members of the Chiltons, My heart goes out to all of you, and I really want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to love and care for your mother. R.I.P MRS C. love Jolin.


My sincerest condolences to the family and especially to Sandy and Larry Foote. No matter how long a person ages, we are never ready to have them depart from us. God's blessings to you all.
Virginia Giordano

Such a wonderful woman! She raised such awesome children. We miss her in SPA. Thinking of all of you, and miss seeing you!

Missy Smith

Our Sincerest Condolences MOM sure did like my apple dumpling's. an I liked making them for her.

Ron / June Horn
Sandy,Larry,Sue I remember Genna(sp) so fondly. She was such a lady and from another age,when life was a little more genteel.
Fond memories,June Shomaker

Your message of condolence will appear here.
Back to Obituaries


Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.
Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
"Five Generations of Service"
Steven A. Ewing, FD, Supervisor, Owner
William M. Ewing, FD
(1926 ~ 2009)
Seymour A. Ewing, FD
(1926 ~ 2009)
Jessie Morrison Ewing, FD
(1892 ~ 1988)
William J. Ewing, FD
(1898 ~ 1934)
Hastings A. Ewing, FD
(1866 ~ 1924)
Alexander B. Ewing, FD
(1831 ~ 1903)

Capital City Funeral Directors

Copyright © Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. 2007-2018