Mary Gloria Bickel

Mary Gloria Bickel

Mary Gloria Bickel

Mary Gloria Bickel, 82, of McVeytown, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Valley View, in Belleville.

Born Jan. 16, 1934, in Altoona, she was a daughter of the late Mary (Hincherick) and Roy B. Hite.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank “Bud” Bickel, on May 12, 1992, and a sister, Barbara Deihl.

She is survived by: her children, Robert D. Bickel and wife, Sue, of Lewistown, Cindy Bickel, of Belleville, Roy A. Bickel and wife, Denise, of McVeytown and Laura A. Heltebridle and husband, Laine, of York; sister, Catherine Miller, of Altoona; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Gloria was a graduate of Altoona Catholic School, Class of 1951, and Altoona Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1954.

She had worked five years at Altoona Hospital then later, in the operating room of Geisinger-Lewis- town Hospital from 1976 through 1992.

She was a member of Pennsylvania Society of Ornithology and Juniata/ Mifflin County Quilters Guild. Gloria enjoyed bird watching at Jack’s Mountain and sewing.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Calvary Bible Church, 100 Calvary Lane, Lewistown, with Pastor Mike Bailey officiating.

Memorials in Gloria’s name may be made to Save Our Allegheny Ridges (S.O.A.R.), Jack’s Mountain Hawk Watch, Attn. Darrell Smith, 567 Mile Long Lane, Martinsburg, PA 16662; www.savejacksmountain .org.

Arrangements are under the care of Heller-Hoen- stine Funeral Homes Inc., Woodlawn, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.hellerhoenstine funeralhome.com.