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Ramona E. Carthey, 83

December 14, 2008

Ramona E. Carthey, 83



APRIL 1, 1925-DEC. 11, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ramona E. Carthey, 83, of Penn Hall and formerly of Newburg, Pa., died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born April 1, 1925, in Blairsburg, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late John Samuel and Iva Mae Bartlett Heffner.

She was a graduate of Blairsburg High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of Northern Iowa. She continued her graduate studies in library science at the University of Iowa, Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., and Shippensburg (Pa.) University.

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She retired as the librarian at Greencastle-Antrim High School in Greencastle, Pa., after 12 years of service.

She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church near Chambersburg and a former member at First Presbyterian Church in Shippensburg.

She was a member and chaplain of PEO, served on the Newburg Borough Council and as a Judge of Elections, was a member of Shippensburg University Faculty Wives, the Shippensburg Library Board and the Shippensburg Historical Society, where she served as a docent.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Wilbur O. Carthey, whom she married May 21, 1949; two daughters, Ann V. Straley of Shippensburg and Lisa B. Fichera of New Tripoli, Pa.; one sister, Marjorie B. Heffner of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; three grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

A memorial service will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Penn Hall Chapel in Chambersburg. Pastor Beth Miller will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Private burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 417 Phoenix Drive, Suite A, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg.

www.geiselfuneralhome.com

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