Gloria Dawn (Turnbaugh) Wise
A Wonderful Mother -
Gloria Dawn (Turnbaugh) Wise, age 84, of Carlisle, and formerly of Mechanicsburg, passed away peacefully at home with her daughter by her side on Friday, March 16, 2018. Gloria was born on Tuesday, June 27, 1933 in Harrisburg to the late Thomas Sylvester Turnbaugh and Irene Olive (Asper) Turnbaugh. In addition to her parents, Gloria is preceded in death by her three siblings: Paul L. Turnbaugh, Shirley A. Turnbaugh, and Audrey Shultz.
Gloria’s survivors include her three children: Deborah J. Wise of Carlisle, Jeffrey L. Wise and his wife, Bonnie, of Duncannon, Thomas P. Wise and his wife, Sue, of Middletown; her granddaughter, Michelle of Harrisburg; her sister, Linda J. Seville and her husband, Joseph, of Mechanicsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Gloria graduated from William Penn High School in Harrisburg. She retired from PennDOT, after 25 years of service working as a clerk. Gloria was a lifelong member of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed gardening tomatoes and caring for her cats, all of whom she loved dearly. Gloria had a special smile that she knew could make others laugh. Most importantly, she was a wonderful mother and always put her children first.
All are welcome to join Gloria’s family at her viewing on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until time of casket closing at 10:50 a.m. with a service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with The Reverend Joseph Y. Seville officiating. Gloria’s family invites everyone to join them for a Dutch treat reception at Hoss's Steak & Sea House, 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 immediately following the service. Burial in Mechanicsburg Cemetery will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in celebration of Gloria’s life can be made to Castaway Critters: The James A. Hueholt Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 1421, Harrisburg, PA 17105, www.CastawayCritters.org, or the Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111-5417, www.HumaneSocietyHbg.org.
Gloria’s family has entrusted her care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421. Read Gloria’s full obituary, view her picture, and sign her official guest book at Buhrig.com.