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Joyce Otten

Joyce Marie (Howe) Otten, 88, formerly of Carlisle, PA passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the Green Ridge Village Nursing Home, Newville. She was born in Carlisle on April 12, 1930 to the late Phillip M. and Alfretta (Kegris) Howe.

Joyce retired from Giant Foods, after 32 years of service, where she worked in office administration. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 1299 and Moose Lodge 761.  She loved playing cards, bingo and bowling.

She is survived by her long time companion Ben Rodemaker of Carlisle, her children, Duane D. Otten (Lisa) of Carlisle, Dennis L. Otten (Joseph Catrambone) of New York City, NY and David S. Otten (Sherri Coover) of N. Middleton Twp.; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; three siblings, Carolyn Carns of Carlisle, Beverly Sheaffer of Harrisburg and Gwenda Zakis of New Bloomfield; and son-in-law, David Hickey of Mt. Holly Springs and sister-in-law, Beverly Howe of New Cumberland. Joyce is preceded in death by her children, Candace "Candy" L. Hickey and Darryl P. Otten, grandson, Cody D. Otten, and her brother, Ronald C. Howe.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place in the Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.

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It's been many years since I worked briefly with Joyce at Giant Foods but I've never forgotten her sense of humor or laughter.  My condolences to her family.

Sherri (Murphy) Betarie Jul 31 2018 12:00 AM

So many fond memories of you...your sense of humor...the good times we shared at Giant...heaven will be even brighter because you are there. Blessings to your family. Sincerely, Marie Bousum-Forbes

Marie Bousum-Forbes Jul 24 2018 12:00 AM

Dorothy Steele

Dorothy Steele Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM

Joyce was my second cousin. My Dad, who they called zBud was here cousin and his grandfather was Philip Howe from Pitt 1st. My Dad spent many happy years on Pitt St. and loved his cousins Joyce and Carolyn. I have found memories of Joyce and even babysat her kids when they were small. Joyce, I know you are with all the family up there and free from pain. I will miss spending time with you and Carolyn. You are loved and missed.

Martha Bigler Sheffer Jul 19 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Duane and Lisa, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. It always hurts no matter how many years they are with us.  May God comfort you and give you peace and strength for each day.Love and Prayers,Patsy Lichtenberger

Patsy Lichtenberger Jul 19 2018 12:00 AM

Joyce and I worked together in the Giant produce purchasing office for over thirteen years and she was so kind, so dedicated and professional everyday. I recall her sense of humor and patience with our staff with great admiration and affection. She was a great lady and I send my condolences to Ben and her loved ones.

Don Martin Jul 19 2018 12:00 AM