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Barbara J. Wiser

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Barbara J. Wiser, 79, of Carlisle, PA. She passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Holy Spirit Hospital, due to surgery complications. She was surrounded by her loving family. Barb was born on May 14, 1943, in Carlisle, to the late Eugene W. and Priscilla A. (Wolf) Romberger. She graduated from Carlisle High School in 1961. She worked her entire life in the restaurant industry. Barb owned and operated the Valley Motel and Restaurant for 35 years, along with her husband Ken. They retired in 2007.


She is survived by her loving husband Ken; two sons Jeffrey (Barb) Smith, Michael (Melissa) Smith, one daughter Nicole (Tony) Cline; and her Grandsons Kaden and Kooper Smith, all of Carlisle. She is also survived by her stepchildren; Dave Wiser of Aspers, Michelle (Jeffrey) Wiser, of Newville, Christine (Will) Woodall and Brad (Andy) Wiser of Camp Hill.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister Priscilla N. Alspaugh.


Barb was a member of CEFC. She loved to cook and entertain. She always looked forward to her Wednesday golf outings with her golf girls. She loved the holidays, especially Christmas. Barb started planning her menu months in advance. She loved to play cards and games. She loved coffee. Barb truly loved to share family stories. She loved her precious dog, Emma.


Barb was the Matriarch of her family. She truly loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother, a.k.a. GaGa. She provided unending love, and cared deeply that her family remained close, safe, and happy. She took much pleasure in enjoying her simple life in the mountains. Barb was grateful and thankful for her earthly life. She loved the Lord and was prepared for eternal life in Heaven.

For everything there is a season; a time for meeting; a time to say goodbye; in all things God is near; always guiding your way.


Burial will be private. A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065. Visit www.HollingerFuneralHome.com to offer condolences to the family.

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Bick and I are so very to hear about Barb's passing. We spent many a happy day at the Valley. Our thoughts are with Nicole and family

Bick and Kathy Forrest Jun 27 2022 1:02 PM

My deepest sympathy on the passing of Barb I have great memories of her and Ken Thinking of Nicole and family

Judy Grzymski Jun 23 2022 12:32 PM

Owen (Scott) and I are so very sorry to hear of Barb's passing. Our thoughts are with your entire family.
Karen & Owen (Scott) Meals

Karen Meals Jun 18 2022 8:15 PM

So very sad, but inevitable. Over the years we had so much fun and adventures. She picked me up at home and always laughed as I would run to the car with toast and cocoa in hand. New years eve 1962 Bud and Faye drove to NYC for a sandwich in Times Square. Just a great person. God take her soul......please.

Richard Lee Beltzhoover Jun 18 2022 10:08 AM

I have many great fun-filled memories shared with Barb at the Valley, then when my parents would stop at Super Donuts each Sunday morning before church with my daughter for a treat and my dad would tease Barb. Later in life we reconnected at CEFC, greeted each other most Sundays and Barb was our “driver” on our yearly woman’s Christian retreat to Sandy Cove. She was always good for a laugh and a good friend. Peace to her family and loved ones. I’m sure she’s in God’s hands .

Chris Gensler Crout Jun 18 2022 9:03 AM

Uncle Kenny and Family,
So sorry to hear about the un expecting passing of Aunt Barb. She will now be watching over everyone and keeping you safe!

Candace and Andy Jun 18 2022 8:35 AM

We are sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. May you be blessed with the legacy and memories she has given the family!

Donald & Mary Wohler Jun 17 2022 1:39 PM

My deepest sympathies to Barb's whole family… She was a huge influence on me over the years from childhood through adulthood. From my childhood years in Valley Meadows, playing video games at the Valley on Sundays when it was closed, Indian River Inlet camping, to our favorite hangout as young adults at the Valley and her house in the mountains. So many wonderful memories we all made with her at the center of it all. I'm grateful to have been a part of her life. She will be missed!

Lisa Garman (Barrick) Jun 17 2022 11:01 AM

Ken-So very sorry for your loss. May God. Bless. Bob Herncane

Bob Herncane Jun 17 2022 7:38 AM

We were very saddened to hear of Barb's passing. Many fond memories to look back on and it brings a smile to my face. We send our Love, Hugs, and Prayers to her Family and Friends. 💔💔🙏🙏

Connie Hosler Starner Jun 17 2022 7:18 AM

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