Gloria (Steininger) Heere

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    - Donna & John Kaisoglus
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    - Marilyn Grill-Heffner
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    - Barbara Mills

Gloria J. Heere, 84, of Maidencreek Township, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018, at 6:18 p.m. in Reading Hospital. She was the wife of Leslie H. Heere.

Born in Laureldale, Mrs. Heere was the daughter of the late LeRoy G. and Blanche A. (Kline) Steininger.

She was a 1951 graduate of Muhlenberg High School and a 1952 graduate of Raylon Beauty School.

Mrs. Heere was a member of Alsace Lutheran Church.

She was the owner of Gloria Heere Beauty Salon at 422 Jefferson Street, Hyde Park, from 1956 to 1993, and subsequently from 1979 to present worked as a porcelain artist for 39 years.

Mrs. Heere was a former secretary and member of the Muhlenberg Arts Board, lead player with Reading Civic

Opera, former president and founder of Muhlenberg

Community Chorus, a paid soloist at Christ Episcopal Church, was involved in Berks Grand Opera, lead player for Bicentennial play, a member of the choir and Sunday School teacher at Alsace Lutheran Church, sang professionally,

locally as Gloria Lynn with Frank Lloyd, and modeled locally and did television commercials and documentaries.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Heere is survived by her sons, Craig Allen Heere, husband of Lisa Heere, of Sunbury, Ohio, and Brian Scott Heere, of Wyomissing; and her grandchildren: David, Amanda, Katie and Daniel. She is also survived by her brother, Richard L. Steininger, of Alsace Township.

Funeral Service will be held in Bean Funeral Home, N. 16th & Rockland Streets, Hampden Heights, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Mark E. Brophy will officiate. Interment will follow in Alsace Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends in Bean Funeral Home, Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alsace Lutheran Church for an Angel in memory of Mrs. Gloria J. Heere, 2201 Kutztown Road, Reading, PA 19605.

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Published in Reading Eagle on July 11, 2018