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Elsie L. Guistwite, 97, of Carlisle passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Chapel Pointe, Carlisle, PA. She was born August 22, 1921 in Center Twp., near Leesport, PA to the late Elmer L. and Fietta A. (Bickel) Moyer. She was the widow of Rev. Richard K. Guistwite, who passed away August 28, 1997.
Elsie was a member of the Zion E.C. Church, Annville, PA, the Eastern Conference of the Evangelical Congregational Church, Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church, Mt. Holly Springs Golden Agers and was a Sunday School teacher. Elsie had served with her husband through seven congregations over 37 years of ministry. She liked knitting and crocheting, playing table games, coloring and spending time with her family.
Surviving is her daughter, Janice E. Singmaster (Carl, Deceased) of Carlisle and sons, Dr. Kenneth R. Guistwite (Carol, Deceased) of Carlisle and Chaplain Phillip T. Guistwite, US Army (R)(Jeannie); seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; and her sister, Anna Mae Beitler (Barry) of Leesport, PA. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Rebekah Moyer of Allentown, PA. She was predeceased by her brother William L. Moyer
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, September 30 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel at Chapel Pointe, 770 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013 with Chaplain Phillip T. Guistwite, US Army (R), Rev. Dr. Robert Hower, Chaplain Steve Musser and Assistant Chaplain Linda Slusser officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service andburial will be in the Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical Seminary, Myerstown, PA. Visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.comfor condolences to the family.
Elsie was loved by everyone she met. I loved her Dutch accent. Her smile was contagious. She was never at a loss for words and was a wonderful teacher of God’s word. Elsie & Rev. Guistwite are rejoicing in heaven and both are being remembered by many.
Annette Bolze Sites Sep 29 2018 12:00 AM
Janice, I am sorry that you lost your mom. It's so hard to give someone back to God. Please call sometime later so we can get together again. With love and sincere sympathy. Harriette
Harriette Wiskemann Sep 29 2018 12:00 AM
My prayers are with all of you. We so much enjoyed the friendship and wonderful times shared with Elsie and Pastor during their time at Zion EC in Annville. I remember her "Dutch" accent. One day she was talking with some people about the "Cubans" (we had some Cuban refugees at Indiantown Gap military reservation at the time)...I thought that is what she was discussing...turns out it was store "coupons"...not "Cubans"!!! Many great memories. ..Ken Shertzer
Ken Shertzer Sep 28 2018 12:00 AM