For the Cumberland Times-News
YORK, Pa. — Lorraine Irene (McCracken) Wilson, 57, of York, Pa., passed away at home on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, surrounded by family, after a long and courageous battle with colon cancer.
She was born Jan. 20, 1956, in Cumberland, and was the daughter of the late Robert B. and Ruth Judine (Shaffer) McCracken.
Lorraine graduated from Fort Hill High School, in Cumberland, in 1974, and from Allegany College School of Nursing in 1978. While working at York Hospital as a Certified Pediatric nurse, she attended York College and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 1997. She then obtained a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Millersville University and became a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in 2001. Lorraine also worked as an Adjunct Professor for Harrisburg Area Community College and York College of Pennsylvania.
Lorraine was a member of the Rainbow Chapter 517 order of the Eastern Star, Red Lion, Pennsylvania. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women. She loved working as a pediatric nurse and always enjoyed the children. She loved to travel and vacation with family and recently enjoyed a Hawaiian cruise. She also loved to garden, work in her flowerbeds, and lounge in her pool.
Lorraine is survived by her husband of 35 years, Charles James Wilson; three children, Julie S. Wilson and husband Rahul Kumar, Katherine B. Bortner and husband Brent R. Bortner, and Kevin J. Wilson, all of York. She is also survived by grandchildren, Rohan James Kumar and Ava Lorraine Bortner; sisters, Suann R. Swick and Gloria R. Iser, of Cumberland; two nieces, Cynthia B. Olson of Stephens City, Va., and Kelly Lorraine Robertson of Cumberland.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 109 East Main St., Dallastown, Pa. on Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 2013, at 11 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Roger Mentzer, officiating. Interment will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens.
Friends will be received at the Kuhner Funeral Home, 863 South George St., York, Pa. on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday at the Church from 10 to 11 a.m.
The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to Dr. Eamonn Boyle and the nurses at Cancer Care for the excellent and loving care afforded to Lorraine during her illness.
Memorial contributions in memory of Lorraine may be made to York Cancer Center, Patient Help Fund, 25 Monument Drive, Suite 194, York, Pa. 17403; or American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, New York, N.Y., https://donate.cancer.org/index?campaign=hl08nyny