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E. Catharine DickensheetsJune 1, 1917 ~ June 15, 2017 (age 100)
E. Catharine Dickensheets, 100, of Hanover, PA, entered God’s eternal care, Thursday, June 15, 2017 at her home, with her loving family by her side.
Born June 1, 1917, in Jackson Township, PA, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Mabel (Becker) Myers. Catharine was the loving wife of the late Elmer Davis Dickensheets with whom she shared 71 years of marriage until his passing on August 22, 2010.
Mrs. Dickensheets was a member of St. Paul’s Dubs United Church of Christ, Hanover, PA. She and her late husband were the caretakers at the church from 1946 to 1958.
Catharine enjoyed the simple life. She loved gardening, baking, and especially cooking large meals for her family at Christmas time.
Catharine is survived by her children, Evelyn M. Grubb, Vernon D. Dickensheets, E. Marlet Dickensheets, and Dwight E. Dickensheets all of Hanover, PA, 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren, and one brother, Sterling Myers. She was preceded in death by four siblings, Arline Shaberly, Raymond Myers, Dorothy Stavely, and Albert Myers, Jr.
A funeral service to celebrate and remember Catharine will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA, with her Pastor the Rev. Larry M. Estepp officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Dubs Church Cemetery, Hanover, PA. As per Catharine’s wishes there will be no public viewing, however, the family will receive friends and share memories from 6-8 PM, Monday, June 19, 2017 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Catharine’s memory may be made to the York County S.P.C.A., 3159 Susquehanna Trail, York, PA 17406 or the Hospice Program of the VNA of Hanover and Spring Grove, 440 N. Madison Street, Hanover, PA 17331.
The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA has been entrusted by the family with the funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com.
VNA Hospice of Hanover and Spring Grove
440 N. Madison Street, Hanover PA 17331
York County SPCA
3159 Susquehanna Trail, York PA 17406