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Monday December 27th, 2021
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Monday December 27th, 2021

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Vada Hockenberry

Vada Bistline Hockenberry, 98, of Carlisle, PA, went to be with her lord on December 19, 2021, at Sarah Todd Memorial Home. She was born on November 5, 1923, in Carlisle, to the late James E. and Grace E. (Paxton) Bistline. She was the widow of Myrl Hockenberry who passed away on May 8, 2015.

Vada was a long-time member of the Good Shepherd Community United Methodist Church, the Golden Age Club of Mt. Holly Springs, and Carlisle NARFE #373. She was employed at the SPCC, Mechanicsburg, for 35 years.  She volunteered at the former Carlisle Hospital and Meals on Wheels. Vada and her close friend, Marie Keefer, were leaders/hostesses for the NARFE Travel Club for 25 enjoyable years.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her son, David Hockenberry, who passed away on January 8, 2015; and sisters, Evelyn Eckenrode, Kathryn Martin, Edna Martin, and Ruth Cohick.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 27, at 11:00 AM in the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 2135 Ritner Hwy, Carlisle, PA 17015 with Rev. William Pipp officiating. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the services. Burial will be held in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Community United Methodist Church.  Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs. Visit www.HollingerFuneralHome.com to offer condolences to the family.

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Vada was one of the most kind and caring persons you would want to know. I know that she is in heaven with her Savior, Myrl, David, and so many friends and family. You were an inspiration to others and loved by so many. Ray and Sharon (Mountz) Horn

Sharon K Horn Dec 22 2021 12:00 AM

What a loss to us but a gain for Heaven. One of the girls____Vada,Betty,Glae,Nellie,Fern,Verma,Alma,etc____who got things done at the church. And wow could she dress. Myrl and her were an inspiring couple extremely dedicated to their son David. Lots of fond memories of her. Theres a lot of celebrating in Heaven right now for sure. Another of Gods children has gone Home. Barb (Allen) Fair

Barb fair Dec 22 2021 12:00 AM

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