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Celebration of Life

Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran
Sunday July 8th, 2018

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Carolyn Smyers

Carolyn Y. Smyers, 89, of Gardners, PA, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in the Thornwald Home, Carlisle. Carolyn was born November 21, 1928 in Gettysburg, PA to the late William Blair and Margaret Ream Yeingst and was the widow of Eugene C. Smyers, who passed away March 17, 2006.

Carolyn graduated from the Carlisle High School class of 1946. She was a former employee of McCoy Electronics and retired from Knouse Foods, Peach Glen as a personnel clerk in 1992. Carolyn was a life member of the Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gardners, PA. An avid reader, she also enjoyed working in her yard and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Aldinger of Mechanicsburg and sons, Stephen Eugene (Linda) Smyers of Mt. Tabor and Michael C. (Kathy) Smyers of Gardners; her grandchildren, Kayla, Brandon, Chad and Brett; and great-grandchildren, Tyler, Mason, Garrison, Brantley, Branson and Axton.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 3:00 PM in the Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Gettysburg, with Rev. David Clark officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church at 4200 Carlisle Rd., Gardners, PA 17324. Visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family.

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Always a great smile...we reconnected and exchanged Christmas cards for the last few years.Fond memories of a good person.

Mike and Saundra Wilson Huntzinger Jun 29 2018 12:00 AM

Suzanne - - my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.  May the many memories of your mother bring you comfort and peace.

Karen Coleman Jun 20 2018 12:00 AM

Remembering all the great times spent with Carolyn and Charlie through the years living in Idaville, my sympathy to Susie, Steve , Mike and families.

Donald Smyers & Jody Smyers. Jun 18 2018 12:00 AM

Another Mt. Zion Lutheran church member gone but certainly not forgotten. I remember her spunky wit when talking to her at work, and until recent years, her presence in church every Sunday.  Our prayers to the family. She is with Charlie now and at peace.

June Cline Jun 16 2018 12:00 AM

The best sugar cakes(cookies) in the world! What a great memory from my childhood along with other many memories. Our deepest sympathy to the Smyers family on the loss of your Mother.

Jim and Christine Barbour Jun 16 2018 12:00 AM

I remember her fondly from my Knouse Foods days. My thoughts are with her family at their time of loss.

Carolyn Reever Jun 15 2018 12:00 AM

Another great woman that God has taken to heaven. She will be missed by many. It will be hard looking out my kitchen window and not seeing Carolyn and waving hello. Our smpathy is to all the Smyers family.

The Cooley Girls. Janie Cindy and Donna. Jun 15 2018 12:00 AM