Marta Denise Hamme, 68, of New Cumberland, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2023 in Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center, Camp Hill with her loving family at her side.
Marta was a Social Studies teacher at Lemoyne Middle School in the West Shore School District for 34 years before retiring in 2014. She was a 1972 graduate of Cedar Cliff High School, Camp Hill and earned a B.S. in Education from Penn State Harrisburg. Marta was a devoted member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Highland Park, Camp Hill for more than 60 years, where she was confirmed, served numerous terms on church council, and tended to the flower beds. She was a cheerleader for the church youth group and was proud to help with the spaghetti dinner for many years.
More than anything, her family meant everything to her. She loved being a grandmother, mother and adoring wife; she was an excellent cook; and she delighted in quiet acts of kindness towards others for her entire life.
Marta was born in Carlisle, PA, the daughter of the late James and Margery (Reisinger) Nelson. In addition to her parents, Marta was preceded in death by a granddaughter Lilian Felici, a sister Marni McNichol and a brother Mark Nelson.
She is survived by her husband of more than 42 years, Randy L. Hamme; two daughters, Revs. Jessica L. Felici (Jason) of Latrobe, PA and Katie L. Yeager (Michael) of Lewisberry; sister, Patrice Tritt (Bill) of New Tripoli; brother-in-law, John (Erin) McNichol; five grandchildren, Emma, Elijah and Noah Felici and Ryleigh and Mikenzie Yeager; a sister-in-law, Tina (Mike) Mueller; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
The family would also like to thank the staff of the ICU at Holy Spirit for their above-and-beyond care.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 in Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1610 Carlisle Rd. Camp Hill, PA 17011 with the Revs. Lois K. Van Orden and D. Evan Houck co-officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 5-7 pm Monday evening, April 24th and 9:30-11 am Tuesday morning before the service, both in the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to plant a flower in her memory at your home. The family respectfully requests memorial contributions in Marta’s memory to her church at the address above. Please mark Marta Hamme memorial and General Fund in the memo line.
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