Dorothy B. Scheibelhut

July 31, 1931April 4, 2019

Dorothy Burnell Scheibelhut, 87, 1820 Hunter Drive, Mechanicsburg, 17050 passed into Heaven April 4, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 31, 1931 in Moorefield, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Harry and Margaret (Wilson) Seymour.

Dottie, as she was so often called, is survived by her husband of 60 years, Gilbert E. Scheibelhut and six children: Ruthann Shoenfelt (Husband Dick), Connie Harness (Husband Eric), JoAnn Dorwart (Husband Darryl), Cindy Taylor (Husband Dave), Pam Dougherty (Husband John), and Gilbert E. Scheibelhut, Jr (Wife Karla).

In addition, she is survived by 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Dorothy loved children of all ages. Through the years, she helped raise and love many other children that came in and out of her life.

Besides nurturing many children, she was also very passionate about her flower gardens. She loved cooking, entertaining friends and family at frequent gatherings, crocheting, and bargain shopping. God’s gain is our loss.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 7, 2019, 5:00-7:00 p.m., and Monday, April 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m. with the Memorial Service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 4685 Mt. Zion Drive, Enola, PA 17025. Graveside service will follow at Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill.


  • Gilbert E. Scheibelhut, Spouse
  • Ruthann Shoenfelt, Daughter
  • Connie Harness, Daughter
  • JoAnn Dorwart, Daughter
  • Cindy Taylor, Daughter
  • Pam Dougherty, Daughter
  • Gilbert E. Scheibelhut Jr., Son
  • 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.


  • Viewing Sunday, April 7, 2019
  • Viewing Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 8, 2019

Dorothy B. Scheibelhut

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Deborah McGuire

April 9, 2019

My deepest sympathy to your family, My thought and prayers are with you. I will always remember her smile and sweetness that she showed when I would stop and pick up the kids for Daniela. With Love, Deb and Terry Hirsch

Judy & Charlie Egresitz

April 6, 2019

Our deepest condolences to Gil and the family. Dottie was as beautiful inside as she was outside. So very caring and such a sweet person. The Lord will care for this beautiful person until we all join her once again with laughter and love. Rest now Dottie. Your work in this world is done. May the Lord watch over us all and wipe away our tears.

Genny and Rome Ballock

April 5, 2019

Being neighbors and having just moved into the neighborhood, here comes Dottie with a fresh baked peach pie right from her oven!!! Such a thoughtful, welcoming gesture! That was the sweetness that was Dottie, a dear neighbor and friend for many years!! We’ll see you again!❤️

Bonnie Johnston

April 5, 2019

Our friendship began 55 years ago when we both worked at Robert Hall’s clothing store. Dotty was such a sweet person and we began going to their house to play cards. The kids would go to bed, all nine of them!!! Some of the girls would babysit for us and even went camping with us to help and enjoy the week. We always kept up with each other through the years. After I got married to Dave, we moved just around the corner from them and now we even would go to parties and would swim in their beautiful pool with my daughters and granddaughters. So long my friend for just a short while and we will meet again. Hugs, Bonnie and Dave

Richard Sgrignoli

April 5, 2019

My deepest condolences to the entire family. Dorothy was a remarkable lady. I first met her in 1968, and she (and Gil Sr) had raised an amazing family who has demonstrated such intense closeness and successes. Truly the glue that bound everything and everyone together!