Carolyn L. Lightner
12/21/1948 - 08/31/2015
Carolyn L. Lightner, 66, of McSherrystown, entered into God’s eternal care Monday, August 31, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family and friends. She was the wife of Edward A. Lightner to whom she was married 44 years. Born December 21, 1948 in Hanover, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Bair) Slaybaugh. Carolyn worked many years as a beautician at the Helen Slaybaugh Beauty Salon in McSherrystown. She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in McSherrystown and was a 1966 graduate of Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown and a business school graduate. Carolyn loved going to Wildwood and Myrtle Beach, playing cards and spending time with her family and friends. Surviving in addition to her husband is one son; Christopher Lightner and his wife Michelle, two granddaughters; Mackenzie Jordyn and Kennedy Marie Lightner whom she adored and were the light of her life, a sister-in-law; Sue Ann Dusman, brother-in-law; Barry Dusman, niece; Ginni Dusman, nephew; Lane Dusman and several aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2015 at Annunciation Catholic Church, McSherrystown with Rev. Charles L. Persing as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. with recitation of the rosary at 8 p.m. Serving as pallbearers will be: Eric Cole, Doug Sterner, Ron Klunk, Janice Klunk, Charles Brillhart, Dave Keefer, Barry Dusman and Bill Hoffacker. Memorial contributions in memory of Carolyn may be made to: Annunciation Church Memorial Fund, 26, N. Third Street, McSherrystown, PA 17344 or VNA/Hospice, 440 N. Madison Street, Hanover, PA 17331.
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