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Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church, Mt Holly Springs
Friday December 27th, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church, Mt Holly Springs
Saturday December 28th, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am

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Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church, Mt Holly Springs
Saturday December 28th, 2019

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Doris Bream

Doris M. Bream, 80, of Gardners, PA, passed away Friday, December 20, 2019 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 22, 1938 in Carlisle, PA to the late Raymond  and Mary Rhoads Smith.

Doris retired from PPG Industries, Carlisle Plant with 28 years of service as Administrative Secretary to the Plant Manager. She was also employed at Keiser’s Industries in Mt. Holly Springs for 16 years. A former member of Mt. Victory United Methodist Church for over 50 years, Doris was presently attending Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist and served on many church committees. Active in many community organizations, she sang with the Victory Four Gospel Quartet for over 30 years, was a member of the Mt. Holly Springs Golden Agers, former member of the American Business Women's Association and a Board Member and currently had held the position of Executive Director of the Bubbler Foundation. Doris loved her grandchildren, walking, reading, traveling and country music (particularly the Statler Brothers).

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Ken Bream who were married June 1,1957; daughter, Tammy Eads and husband, Jeff, and  sons, K. Craig and wife, Sandi and  Kirby and wife, Beth, all of Gardners. Also surviving are granddaughters: Jessica Eads and Felicia (Brandon) Ellis; grandsons, Kody (Amanda) Bream and Dillon Bream;  great-granddaughters: Addison Ellis and Everleigh Bream; step granddaughter, Shari Gaffney; step grandson, Robert Stambaugh, (Diane);  step great-grandsons, Michael (Kate) and Sam Gaffney; step great-granddaughters, Megan and Emily Stambaugh: and step great-great-grandson, Ethan Gaffney. Doris was preceded in death by her sister, Bernice Sowers-Emlet.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church,  202 W. Butler St., Mt Holly Springs, PA 17065 with Rev. Ed B. Alwine and Rev. Richard L. Reese officiating.  A luncheon will follow the service and private interment will be in the Mt. Victory Cemetery. Visitations will be held in her church Friday, December 27, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM and Saturday one hour prior to the service. The family would like to thank Dr. Dell and Dr. Sachelaria and the staff at the Cancer Center for her care during her four year battle with multiple myeloma and to Hospice of Central PA for their support. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bubbler Foundation, 4 Forge Rd., Boiling Springs, PA 17007 or to her church. Please visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family.

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Mrs. Bream's work in the Bubbler Foundation and with the school district will truly be missed.  She worked to make our school a home to so many.  Her tireless efforts brought so much to our community. I know every Bubbler shares in your grief.  Love, Liz Knouse and family & Bill Hartman and family

Liz Knouse Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM

Dort will be missed by many.  I always felt like part of the family....Dort and Ken seemed like a second mom and dad to me.  Many prayers for peace and comforted to Ken and family.

Tim Griffie (Griff) Dec 29 2019 12:00 AM

We are deeply saddened by the passing of your wife, mother, grandmother and friend.  Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.  Please accept our condolences.

Scott and Rusti Rynard Dec 28 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Family,  our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness. We will always remember the beautiful and genuine smile of this beautiful Lady. Her love for her family and the Lord was obvious by all  she gave to her community,  friends and family. There was no doubt in knowing that she knew she was going to a perfect home by the decision that she made. We will see you again Dort. Thank you for your beautiful friendship.  May the Lord give you comfort and strength and most of all, His beautiful Peace. Lois and Marlin Stoner

Lois and Marlin Stoner Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

Dort was a real friend to many.  What a wonderful friend she was to Gerry from grade school to the present.  We shared many wonderful trips together.  Best of all we shared the same Lord Jesus Christ as our hope of eternal life.  We shall meet again in heaven.  We are sorry that we can't attend services because we are in poor health but our prayers and love remain constant for Ken and family.  Until we meet again, Roger and Gerry Irwin

Roger and Gerry Irwin Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

Ken, So sorry to hear of Doris passing, she was a very nice person and         I knew her most of my life.                                                           Doris Brandt

Doris Brandt Dec 24 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Ken, With Sympathy and respect, Ron and Cindy Wilson

Ron Wilson Dec 23 2019 12:00 AM

ken,sorry to read about doris passing. she was a wonderful person.don sherman

don sherman Dec 23 2019 12:00 AM

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