Arlene Marie (Hampsher) Winters

Born: Sun., Oct. 5, 1930
Died: Wed., Aug. 7, 2013

Gathering of Family & Friends

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Wed., Aug. 14, 2013
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory

Funeral Service

11:30 AM Wed., Aug. 14, 2013
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Wed., Aug. 14, 2013
Location: Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens


2:00 PM Wed., Aug. 14, 2013
Location: New Kingstown Banquet Hall

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Arlene Marie (Hampsher) Winters

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Arlene Marie (Hampsher) Winters, 82, of Carlisle, and formerly of Mechanicsburg, died peacefully at home and surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, August 7, 2013.  She was born in Williamsport, on Sunday, October 5, 1930, daughter of the late Harry F. Hampsher, Sr. and Wilhemenia Anna (Try) Hampsher.  Arlene was the widow of Raymond “Ray” Theodore Winters whom she married on July 27, 1950, and who died October 11, 2005.

Arlene’s survivors include her loving children, David Winters and his wife Tea of Mt. Holly Springs, Gary Winters and his wife Joyce of Sharpsburg, MD, Linda Dolan and her late husband William of Duncannon, Karen Buckheit of Carlisle, Melody Winters of Carlisle; ten grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Among those preceding Arlene in death are her infant child; her great-grandson, Jacob “Jake” Winters; and her brothers, Lawrence, Harry and William Hampsher.

Arlene was a long-time member of Keystone Worship Center.  She loved to collect and try recipes, many of which have been passed to her children who make them now in memory of their mother.  Cooking, baking, canning and crafts were all special activities that Arlene enjoyed.  Her family hails her bread pudding and sweet potatoes as the “best anywhere.”  Every month for years, Arlene would make crafts for the nursing home residents of Seidle and Claremont.  Arlene was devoted to her faith, reading her bible and doing her devotions every day.  She never raised her voice, was even tempered and loved children and especially her grandchildren.  She will be greatly missed.

All are welcome to join Arlene’s family at her gathering of family and friends on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, from 10:30 until time of service at 11:30 at Myers–Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, with Brother Richard Benkovic officiating.  Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Harrisburg.  Honored to be pallbearers are: Solomon Beltz, Brian Buckheit, John Buckheit, Jason Deemer, Joshua Deemer, Dennis Walton, Jr., and Luke Winters.  Arlene’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship at the New Kingstown Banquet Hall, 277 North Locust Point Road, New Kingstown, PA 17072, following the burial.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.  The family sends their most heartfelt thanks to everyone at Hospice of Central Pennsylvania who so lovingly cared for Arlene during her illness.

Arlene’s family has entrusted her care to Myers–Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Arlene’s full obituary, view her memorial video and portrait and sign her official guest book at

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Andrew Zelinski
   Posted Sat August 10, 2013
Melody, our thoughts and prayers are with you over this difficult time.
May the grace of God enfold you and your family and lift you up.
Remember that for Christians, there are no "goodbyes." Only "see you
later." Your Foot Locker family loves you so much! If there is anything
I can do, please let me know!

The Lightning Transportation Family
   Posted Mon August 12, 2013
Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

"Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives." ~ Author Unknown

Chuck & Ruth Personeus
   Posted Mon August 12, 2013
I know the hardships you have been through, Jesus has made you a strong warrior, and he will give you and the family the understanding you need through this hard time.
Pas 37: 7 rest in The Lord and wait patiently for him. Dave and Tia this is a promise from The Lord.
Love you guys

Jim and Donna Pollard
   Posted Wed August 14, 2013
Karen and family,
We are worry we can't be with you today. The Lord Jesus will be in your midst; enjoy your family, lean on one another as you weep, laugh and share memories.
You will be in our thoughts and prayers today. God bless.

Ted Thompson
   Posted Wed August 14, 2013
The last time I saw Arlene, she was a beautiful, golden haired, nine year old
little girl. Her family had previously moved into our house on Sheridan Street in Williamsport after we had moved to Mishawaka, Indiana. As a little boy, me and my family returned to visit my grandparents (Fromm's) next door to the
Hampshires and I became good friends of Arlene and brothers Harry and Billy. After many return visits, my father died and we never got to visit but thought of them a million times. Wonderful little friends. God bless.

Jeffrey Bornman
   Posted Sun August 18, 2013
Arlene Winters is without question, unequivocally, one of the most important and influential people in my life...and I’m sure I’m not the only one who can say that. “Mrs. Winters” and her beautiful family lived down the street from us when I was a very young child. When we moved in to the neighborhood, she just swooped in and adopted us, making my brother, single-mother and I, a part of her family. Over the past forty-plus years, more frequently than I can say, we’ve looked back in awe at the miracle The Winters performed in us. Arlene is a true Christian: One who lives and exemplifies the love and teachings of The Master and way-shower, Jesus Christ. She and her family loved us, healed us, taught us, fixed us and put us on the path of service, love and enlightenment. They took us to Sunday School, taught us holy scripture through their actions, nourished us in every way…fed us, made gifts for us, did crafts with us, played with us, babysat us, educated us and above all, loved us… and when we misbehaved (a frequent occurrence), they loved us even more. Their love and teaching established in me a faith in God, and mankind, so strong it still defines me and expresses in my life daily. I truly can’t imagine what would have come of our family without this one beautiful angel; our dearest friend, Arlene Winters. I know my mother, Rose, was there at Heaven’s door to usher her in, singing and proclaiming her holiness; making sure everyone knew who this person is and how she served. Dave, Linda, Gary, Karen, Melody, spouses, kids, grand kids, May the Lord pour out on you a fullness of blessings that exceeds your ability to hold them all-- just to remind you who you are and the lineage from which you hale; children of one God’s most accomplished angels. We love and cherish you all dearly.

Scott, Jeff and Fred

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