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Thelma M. Diven

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Thelma M. Diven, 90, of Carlisle, passed away at home on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 with her loving daughters by her side.  She was born on January 21, 1928 in Bloserville and was the daughter of the late Mary Rosetta (Fry) Menges and G. Elmer Menges.  She was married to the late Jimmy K. Diven, Sr. who died on May 27, 1992.

Thelma retired after many years of service at the former Lear (Masland Carpets) Corporation, and she and her late husband owned and operated a farm in Upper Frankford Twp. for many years.  She was a member of the Carlisle First Church of God.  Thelma enjoyed being with her family, playing cards, and meeting her friends every Tuesday for donuts at the Giant Food Store on Walnut Bottom Road.  She especially enjoyed the yearly family vacation to Bethany Beach.

Thelma is survived by three daughters; Trudy D. (James) Strine, Mary Jo (Gary) Gibson and Cynthia A. (Bradley) Mentzer all of Carlisle, two sisters; Carol (Elmer) Smeigh and Gayle Gutshall both of Carlisle, five grandchildren; Nicole (Scott) Donato, Nadeen (John) Bogonis, Eli Diven (Rebecca Good), Susan (David)  Emerick and Wesley (Leah) Gibson, two step-grandchildren; Thomas (Cora) Gibson and Peter Gibson, five great-grandchildren; Regan and Camden Donato, Halle Bogonis, Ethan Emerick and Alexa Diven, two step- great-grandchildren; Haylee  Kessler and Mia Gibson and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy K. Diven, Jr. and one sister, Sarah Smith.

A viewing will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018 followed by funeral services at 1:30 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle with Rev. Michael Poe officiating.  Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.  Memorial donations in Thelma’s name may be made to Carlisle First Church of God, 705 Glendale St., Carlisle, PA  17013 to be used for senior activities (JOTS).  Visit www.Since1853.com to send condolences.


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Our love and sincere sympathy to Trudy, Mary Jo, Cindy and families on the loss of your precious Mother. She was a wonderful friend and will be sincerely missed.

Pat and Don Fry
Thoughts and Prayers to Trudy,MaryJo,Cindy,Gayle,Carol and the Entire Diven Family. So many special memories. My deepest sympathy.         
Maxine Metzger
What a beautiful picture of your mother!  That is exactly how I will always remember her, with a sweet smile on her face and a twinkle in her eyes.  She was a delight to know and visit with. It is wonderful to know that she is with her Lord, strong and well, and with loved ones on the other side. She was truly a woman of faith.  I'll miss her, as I'm sure you will.
Sue Renninger
I do want to send my sympathy to all of "Sis's" family.  I am sure she will be missed by all of you.  I often would see her at the old farmer's market, but that was years ago.  She always had a sweet smile.  I pray God's blessing on you in this time of sorrow
Patsy (Dunbar) Reisinger Swart
Trudy, I am so sorry for your loss.  She is in a better place now and will always be with you.
Kathie (Wright) Fox
 What a blessing that her daughters were able to ministry to and care for her these past months. May God comfort each of you as only He can during this time.
Dawn L.
 Trudy, MaryJo and Cynthia, So sorry to hear of your Dear Mother's passing.  Remember her from the years I spent at the Frankford Elementary school with you all.

Carolyn (Shopp) Orris
 Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. Thelma was a great neighbor. It started when she brought us cookies upon our move in to 133. God bless you.

Merle Arnold & Sheryl Stevens
Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as we remember your mother. 
She was a wonderful women. 
Our family is keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Mark and Nancy Bennett 
We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
Isaiah 25:8

Jackson Family
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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
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