GLORIA E. HJERPE STEARNS HOBART, IN
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Gloria E. Hjerpe Stearns, age 86, of Hobart, formerly of Gary, passed away on May 6, 2014. She was a graduate of Emerson High School and Indiana University. Gloria was employed by the Gary School Corporation and taught English for 30 years. Upon retirement, she worked at Fran's Hallmark for 23 years. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Stearns. She is survived by two sons: Brad (Jackie) Hjerpe, Eric (Sue) Hjerpe; stepdaughter, Ruth Beckes; four grandchildren: Erik (Amanda) Hjerpe, Matthew Hjerpe, Samantha (Justin) Jessop, and Aimee (Alex Thomas) Hjerpe; three great grandchildren: Audrey, Alexa, and Anja. Friends may visit with Gloria's family on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 701 East 7th Street, Hobart. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 9th at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 7898 Taft Street, Merrillville. Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the church. www.burnsfuneral.com
Burns Funeral Home & Crematory
701 East 7th Street
Hobart, IN 46342
Published in The Times on May 7, 2014