Janice (Spatz) Heist

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Janice M. Heist, age 75, of Fleetwood, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018, in Reading Hospital Medical Center, West Reading. She was the wife of Sheldon L. Heist; they celebrated 49 years of marriage on July 19th.

Janice was born in West Reading, the daughter of the late John D. Spatz and Goldie M. (Bloch) Spatz.

She was a 1961 graduate of Fleetwood High School and sang on the high school choir and also on the county choir, district choir and state choir. A 1965 graduate of Kutztown University with a B.S. degree in elementary education and a member of college choir. She later earned a master's

degree also from Kutztown University. Janice worked as a first grade teacher at the former Rockland Elementary in the Brandywine School District. She also taught at St. Paul's Lutheran Church preschool for 27 years.

Janice was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fleetwood, where she taught Sunday School for 25 years and sang on the choir for 21 years. Also a life member of the Horace Kieffer American Legion Post 625 Fleetwood.

Janice loved doing needle point, sewing, working on puzzle books and family time. She was a huge sports fan, which

included her grandson's sports, Eagles and Penn State

football, 76ers and Nova basketball, and Phillies baseball.

Janice is survived by husband, Sheldon; and daughters, Alison L. Heist, Fleetwood, and Teresa L. (Heist), wife of Steven Kiebach, of Bernville; grandsons, Joshua A. Kiebach and girlfriend, Kaytlin A. Becker, and Riley J. Kiebach and Brayden E. Kiebach; sister, Mary Alice Spatz, of Fleetwood; brother and sister in-law, Norton Heist and Juanita T. (Torres) Heist, Fleetwood; nephews, James A. Heist and Paul L. Heist, husband of Bethann Heist; stepniece, Eileen Quintana and her children, Daniel and Bryce Naylor.

She was preceded in death by infant brother, baby Spatz.

A viewing will be Monday morning, September 17, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. from the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 117 E. Arch St., Fleetwood. Burial will be in Fleetwood Cemetery.

Contributions can be made in Janice's memory to the Memorial Fund of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 117 E. Arch St., Fleetwood, PA 19522.

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Published in Reading Eagle on Sept. 12, 2018
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