Willa (Smith)  Metzger

Willa M. (Smith) Metzger

Thursday, February 7th, 1935 - Thursday, January 30th, 2020
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Willa M. (Smith) Metzger, 84, of Mechanicsburg went to be with the Lord on January 30, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born February 7, 1935 in Dubois, PA she is the daughter of the late Mary A. (Kilmurray) Thompson.
She worked for the PA D.O.T. for 25 years until her retirement. She had an unwavering relationship with the Lord and was a member of the Camp Hill Church of God. She enjoyed the outdoors fishing, hunting and camping. Most importantly she loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Willa is survived by four daughters, Mary Griffin (Steve) of Winston Salem, NC, Cathy Baker (Donald) of Carlisle, PA Loretta Hemminger (Lee) of Shiremanstown, PA, Betty Breach (Stan) of Camp Hill, PA; step-daughter Jodi Fantine (Brad) of Lebanon, PA; two sisters Gerri Bennett, of Camp Hill, and Mary Patrick of Mechanicsburg, PA. Willa is also survived by seven grandchildren (Jason, Donald, Marshall, Bret, Dustin, Lindsi and Olivia), and 10 great grandchildren.
In addition to her mother, Willa is preceded in death by her first husband James L. Smith, second husband Lowell Metzger, sisters Marilyn Rupp, Shirley Goodyear, and her stepson Scott Metzger.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the Camp Hill Church of God, 123 N. 21st Street, Camp Hill, with Rev. Jason Cooksey officiating.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in Myers-Harner Funeral Home, 1903 Market Street, Camp Hill from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and again Wednesday, at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the Memorial service. Burial will follow at Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill, PA.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in Willa’s honor to Homeland Hospice, or Camp Hill Church of God.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Myers - Harner Funeral Home
    1903 Market Street
    Camp Hill, Pennsylvania 17011
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Camp Hill Church of God
    123 North 21st St.
    CAMP HILL, PA 17011
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  • Service

    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 11:00am
    Camp Hill Church of God
    123 North 21st St.
    CAMP HILL, PA 17011
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    Pastor Jason Cooksey
  • Interment

    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 |
    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
    Rolling Green Cemetery
    1811 Carlisle Rd.
    CAMP HILL, PA 17011
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Stan Breach

Posted at 02:48pm
Winter memories: January was the month that she shared her hot coffee ("Sit down, I just made a fresh pot"), warm hugs, and leftover Christmas cookies ("Take a couple, we need to eat these up"). One snow flake kept her off the roads ("Please call me to let me know you made it home safe"). Kind neighbors used her plow to keep the neighborhood sidewalks clear. Her "I don't need anything for my upcoming birthday" speech ("...well maybe some Crunchies"). Her house in the winter was always warm and snuggie, but nothing measured up to the warmth of her love. Winters seem colder without you Momma! xoxo Betty

Betty Breach

Posted at 10:43pm
Oh Momma,

I miss and love you more than any words could ever express. You were my best friend, my faith partner, my confidante, my life mentor, and the glue that held our family together. I will miss our daily 9:00 PM calls, your life advise, your child-like humor, our Friday visits, your tight/long hugs, our political discussions (demoncrats LOL), our shared love of our Savior, ice cream, NCIS, the Nittany Lions, dogs (well, any animals), and most of all our family. You were the strongest woman ever, and certainly had your share of ups and downs in life. Through it all, you never focused on yourself or your personal struggles. Instead, even when you knew you had little time left on earth, you never complained...and always expressed concern for everyone but yourself. Your faith was strong as a rock and your prayer connection with God moved mountains. The only prayer not answered was your own healing from stage 4 cancer...but the end came swift and gently, and we realized God needed you in Heaven as your work on earth was completed. My heart aches knowing you're no longer a phone call away...but you assured me you'd save a place for me and other family members in Heaven. When the time comes, I know that you'll be at the gate to greet me.

Thank you for being the best mother ever. I'm truly honored to have grown up under your loving care. May God bless you with many crowns...and may your life with the Most High be everything that you taught us it would be.

My love for you is strong, unconditional, respectful and everlasting...and I look forward to the day that I'll be with you again.


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