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Mary Jane Kitzmiller

September 11, 1947 — June 9, 2023

Carlisle

Mary Jane Kitzmiller

Mary “Jane” Kitzmiller (Carl) of Carlisle passed peacefully at Hampden Medical Center June 9, 2023 at the age of 75.

Born September 11, 1947 in Waynesboro Hospital, she was the daughter of the late Lester L. and Pauline (Bardine) Carl.

Jane was raised on a farm and she was proud to be a farmer’s daughter.  Jane went to Shippensburg High School, class of 1966. She also took courses at Dickinson College for Child Daycare.

 Jane was a military wife to the late John R. Kitzmiller who passed away in 2007 after 40 years of marriage. She longed for the day that she would join her husband in the afterlife. As a military wife and mother, she raised her 2 daughters Deborah Ann Arnold (Richard) from Shippensburg and Tereasa Jane Houtz (Steven) from Landisburg. She taught her girls all one valuable lesson, to be self-sufficient, be independent and, no matter what, be true to themselves. She raised her girls to be fierce independent women. Jane was known for her deep faith in the Lord and Savior.

She was a proud grandmother to her grandson Troy William Porter Jr ( Megan), granddaughters Dawn Marie Ott, (Travis) Amber Nichole Porter, ( Cheyenne)and Shaina Leigh Stouffer. She had 9 Great Grandchildren, Connor Porter, Lillian Coy, Troy Porter lll, Madalyn Rhodes, Mason Rhoades, Emma Porter, Trystan Porter, Hadlee Ott and Kolten Nesiba. 

Jane, besides enjoying being a wife, mother, grandmother and GG, dearly loved her multiple pets down through the years. Every dog and cat she had was spoiled with her love. She also enjoyed collecting 100s of Salt and Pepper Shakers. Jane never went or lived anywhere that she wouldn’t touch the hearts of everyone around her. If a friend was in need she would give them her last dollar. 

Also surviving is her brother Lester W. Carl (Jane ; deceased ) of Vienna VA and sister Doris Holtry  (Jerry ) of Shippensburg, nephews Dennis Carl of Alexandria VA and Kevin Carl of Vienna VA along with multiple other nephews and nieces  in Keyser WV and Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her brother Richard D. Carl, a baby sister, Carol Ann Carl, who died in infancy, and a baby brother, James Edward Carl, who also died in infancy.

She worked at the L’Aiglon Sewing Factory in Shippensburg and at the Carlisle Army Barracks Daycare as an aid. 

Services will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Middle Spring Presbyterian Church, Shippensburg with the Rev. Ed Blank officiating.  Viewing will be at the church on Tuesday from 12 Noon until time of service. Interment will be held in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser, WV on Wednesday, June 21, at 12:00 P. M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local no kill animal shelter, Paws of PA, PO Box  855, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Those attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the Smith Funeral Home, 85 S. Main Street, Keyser, WV on Wednesday at 11:30 A. M.

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Past Services

Viewing

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

MIddle Spring Presbyterian Church

185 Middle Spring Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

MIddle Spring Presbyterian Church

185 Middle Spring Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Potomac Memorial Gardens

597 Cemetery Rd, Keyser, WV 26726

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