Loretta B. Lane, 88, of Harrisburg,
passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg. She was born on Nov. 8, 1927
in Carlisle, and was a daughter of the late Ernest L. and Catherine J. (Calaman) Bowers. She was the widow of Glenn E. Smith,
who died in 1968 and Carter B. Lane, who died in 1986.
Loretta was a 1945 graduate of Carlisle High School and soon
thereafter became the secretary to the Dean at the Dickinson School of Law. She retired after many years as an executive
secretary for Nationwide Insurance Co. in Harrisburg. Loretta was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ in Malta
and formerly attended Grace United Methodist Church, Carlisle and the Trinity United Methodist Church in New Kingstown.
is survived by two sons; Rev. Michael H. (wife, Rev. Anne Smith) Smith of Conway, SC and Scott A. (wife, Ellen) Smith, Marietta,
GA, one daughter, Winnie S. (husband, Dave) Evans of Harrisburg, one sister Patricia Fry of Newville, 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren,
several step grand and great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Marlin Bowers
and two sisters; Betty Stover and Evelyn Durnin.
A viewing will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016 followed
by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St, Carlisle, with Rev. Mira Hewlett
officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Boiling Springs.
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I am so sorry for your loss, she
was absolutely the sweetest person we have ever known. We enjoyed the 15 years we were neighbors and missed her terribly
when she moved. Know that we will have her family in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.
Jerry, LeAnn and Raiden Wiest
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