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Nita Cook

Nita F. (Dunbar) Cook, 85, of Carlisle, PA, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Transitions of Claremont. She was born on October 10, 1932 to the late Harry W. and Mina (Adams) Franz. She was the widow of Calvin B. Cook, who passed away August 31, 1996.

Nita was a retired Ostomy Nurse, LPN in the Carlisle area. She enjoyed reading in her spare time.

She is survived by her three daughters, Cindy M. Dunbar, Sally R. Dunbar and Becky D. Tuckey and husband, Michael, all of Carlisle; step-children, Vern Cook and wife, Sue, Kevin Cook and wife, Shari, both of Bendersville, Linda Eberly and husband, Michael of Raleigh, NC and Vickie Showers and husband, Freeman of Gardners; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; and step-daughter-in-law, Carol Brandt. She is preceded in death by her step-son, Arthur Brandt and brother, Donald E. Folk.

At Nita's request, to celebrate her life, she asks that you please take a friend to lunch. There will be no services at this time. Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065. Visit www.HollingerFuneralHome.com for condolences to the family.

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To Nita's family - My Mother started her adventure with Chrone's in the early 70's.  She was from Carlisle area (Hunter's Run).  She received a bag and dealt with it until her death in 2015.  Mother always had the most respect for Nita.  Mother appreciated her care and her suggestions.  Mother always had  good words for Nita and missed her when she wasn't involved any more with my Mother's case.  I can sincerely pass on these comments because Mother (Mrs. Kay Bitner) shared them with me often thru the years.  Thanks.

Janet (Bitner) Hawbecker Apr 1 2018 12:00 AM

Sally,Vicki and Nita's family                  Sorry to hear of Nita's passing, she will be deeply missed,she was a dear friend to me,and I enjoyed her company so much when she was my nurse years ago.    God has her in his arms,and I have her in my heart. She was a great inspiration to me.May God be at your families side through this trying time.                                                                        Thoughts and prayers are with                                                                             you all.

amy kiner Mar 27 2018 12:00 AM

To all of Nita's family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  I knew Nita from church.  I enjoyed her very much.  She is such a sweetheart.  she'll be missed by us all.  Penny Hess

Penny E. Hess Mar 25 2018 12:00 AM

TO all the family members. I was in the same class when we went to LPN school, and have known and admired Nita ever since.  She was a special person, always calm, smiling and considerate to all.  I haven't seen her for awhile, but I will never forget her. My condolences to all.

Vic and Sandy Miller Mar 22 2018 12:00 AM

Ann and I send our heartfelt sympathies to all of Nita's family members.  We are deeply saddened to learn of this news.  Nita was a valued member of the staff at the Carlisle Hospital in her role as our Ostomy Nurse.  She was also a very cheerful presence and good friend to those who knew her.  She will be greatly missed by all of us.

Don and Ann Roeder Mar 20 2018 12:00 AM

Vickie and all of Nita’s loved ones    So sorry to hear of Nita’s passing.  She and I started at Carlisle the very same day in 1975 and got stuck in the elevator that day.  Thus, our friendship began.  I know she was a special lady and special mom and step-mom.  I’m sure she is now a peace and re-united with your dad.  Thoughts and prayers coming your way. Debbie Moyer

Debra Moyer Mar 19 2018 12:00 AM