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Gloria A. Beckley, 74, of 44 Brook Drive, Lewisburg, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.
She was born Oct. 23, 1942, in Kelly Township, Union County, a daughter of Arla G. (Kratzer) Berger, of Lewisburg and the late Keith E. Berger. On Nov. 10, 1963, she married David L. Beckley who survives. Together they celebrated 53 years of marriage.

Gloria was a 1960 graduate of Lewisburg High School.
She previously worked at the former Sprout-Waldron, now Andritz, in Muncy, the former Bechtel's Dairy, and the former Pennsylvania House, both of Lewisburg. She retired from the Union County Court House, where she worked in the Assessment Office.
Gloria was a longtime member of Dreisbach United Church of Christ, Lewisburg. An avid quilter, she was a member of the Piecemakers Quilt Guild.
She enjoyed traveling. Most of all, Gloria loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her mother and husband are three sons, Dwayne C. (Kyle Petrove) Beckley, of Grand Lake, Colo., Andrew L. Beckley and Jonathan R. (Maripaz) Beckley, both of Lewisburg; two brothers, Dale K. (Beverly) Berger and Mark S. Berger, all of Lewisburg; two grandchildren, Barrett Beckley and Duke Petrove-Beckley; and five stepgrandchildren.
In addition to her father, she was predeceased by three brothers, Walter E., Galen R. and Brian S. Berger.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Dreisbach United Church of Christ, 875 Dreisbach Church Road, Lewisburg, followed by the funeral at noon, with her pastor, the Rev. Nathan Druckenmiller officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Dreisbach Church Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the Dreisbach United Church of Christ, 875 Dreisbach Church Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

The family is being assisted by the Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.
Published on April 11, 2017
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