Lydia V. (Heberlig) Hazlett, 95, of Carlisle,
passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at home. She was born in Newton Twp., Cumberland County, on Tuesday, October
12, 1915, and was a daughter of the late Robert B. and Elsie M. (Miller) Heberlig, and the widow of Heber L. Hazlett, who
died Aug. 6, 1978.
She was a member of Carlisle High School class
of 1934, and a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church, Carlisle. Lydia was very active in her church over
the years, having attended there since 1940. She was a member of the Everfaithful (formerly the We Help Others) Sunday
School class. She was very active with the United Methodist Women at the local and district level. She was a former
Sunday School teacher and was formerly active with Church Women United and the Carlisle Area Religious Council. She
attended weekly devotions and classes with the Protestant Women of the Chapel, Carlisle Barracks for many years. Lydia
was a member of the Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans, with both her grandfathers having served in the Civil War.
Food was her passion, and she worked for about
60 years in the food business beginning at the former Mayflower Restaurant and the Carlisle Barricks Officers’ Open
Mess. Following that, she was in the catering business for many years. She and her devoted helpers prepared and
served countless meals at Grace Church, Neighborhood Center and the Salvation Army. Cooking for her family was a very
important part of her life and there are many of her recipes that no one can duplicate.
She was voted Carlisle Area’s Finest
Senior Citizen in 1990. In addition to cooking, she loved gardening, square dancing, canning, poetry, sewing, knitting
and other needlework, driving, being a friend and caring for others. She cared for many family members and friends over
Lydia is survived by daughters, Lois H. Kielkopf
and Linda L. Hamilton and son-in-law, Ronald P. Hamilton, all of Carlisle, ten grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four
great-great-grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews. Lydia was preceded in death by one daughter, Dorothy H. Shearer,
sons-in-law, MGSgt.( Ret.) George D. Shearer, Jr., USMC and Col. (Ret) Edward C. Kielkopf, US Army, three sisters; Mary Railing,
Elsie Kennedy and Bertha Heberlig and three brothers; William, Guy and Norman Heberlig. Lydia will be greatly missed
by her cat, Jerry (Tubby).
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August
8, 2011, at 11 a.m. in the Grace United Methodist Church, 45 S. West St., Carlisle, with Rev. Bruce Fensterbush officiating.
Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Newville. Viewing will be held on Sunday from 6 - 8:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers
Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle and on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until time of the services. Memorial contributions
may be made to her church or to the United Methodist Women at her church.
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We are so sorry for Mamaw but we know what wonderful pies she could make and what a great
mother she was to all her children and grandchildren.
May she rest in peace.
Love and prayers,
Susie and Curtis Bare
To Lois and Linda.
makes me sad to see you lost your Mom. She was one fantastic lady and so kind. I'm glad you had her for so many years.
It seems I've known her forever - 64 years.
Please accept our thoughts, prayers, and best wishes at this difficult time. A WONDERFUL lady
who was a very important and loved part of our family. God Bless!
Kenneth, Patricia, Ken (Mike) & Linda Husler
I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful lady who was like a grandmother to me. I loved
her very much and will miss her good food & very kind words. My heart goes out to the family. I have such wonderful memories
of her in my heart. God bless the family through this time.
Marion & John Avery
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