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Martha R. Wilson

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Martha R. Wilson, 95, of Carlisle, died Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Thornwald Home, Carlisle.  She was born Sept. 3, 1919 in Carlisle, a daughter of the late John A. and Ella (Schoch) Ruggles and was the widow of Kermit L. Wilson, who died Oct. 10, 1987.

Martha graduated from Carlisle High School in 1937 and the former Carlisle Commercial College in 1939.  She retired from Dickinson College, where she worked 23 years as a secretary in the Physics and Astronomy Department.  Martha was a longtime member of First United Church of Christ, the Order of Eastern Star Old Bellaire Chapter 375 and the Auxiliary to Camp No. 50 SUVCW.  Martha was formerly very active in the Carlisle community and included serving as a Tipstaff for the Cumberland County Courts.

She is survived by one son, former Mayor Kirk R. Wilson and his wife, Kathy of Carlisle, one granddaughter, Chelsea D. Wilson and one great-granddaughter, Cassidy B. Dillon, one brother-in-law, Lester Alvin Kern, of Carlisle, one niece, Cheryl Carrera and one nephew, Craig Kern.  She was predeceased by one sister, Dorothy R. Kern.

A viewing will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 followed by funeral services at 1:30 p.m. in the First United Church of Christ, 30 N. Pitt St., Carlisle.  Rev. Chris Schwab will officiate.  Interment will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.  The Eastern Star will hold a service prior to the start of the funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to her church.  Arrangements are being handled by Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, www.Since1853.com.


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To Kirk and family,
So sorry to read of your mother's death. I didn't know her well, but Frank did. She had a long and happy life, I'm sure. My deep condolences to you and your family.
Virginia Giordano

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Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.
Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
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(1892 ~ 1988)
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(1898 ~ 1934)
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(1866 ~ 1924)
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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