Gloria Jean Meek

February 1, 1942 - August 12, 2019
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Gloria (Trough) Meek, 77, passed into her next life on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the Reading Hospital after a long bout with leukemia. A resident of Cumru Township, she was the only daughter of Luther and Marguerite (Lapatta) Trough. Born in Baltimore, she moved to Pottsville, PA as a child, and graduated from Pottsville High School. She then entered The Reading Hospital School of Nursing. Upon graduation, she began her nursing career at The Reading Hospital where she spent 33 years as a staff nurse, OR nurse, faculty member of the School of Nursing, and finally as Director of the Surgical Technology Program. During her nursing career she also earned a BA in Psychology at Albright College. She retired early to pursue, with her husband Bill, her other passions: gardening, pets, travel, and the arts. She is survived by her husband of 42 years William Meek, several cousins and many friends. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of her Life will be held in the near future at Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in her memory to the Hillside SPCA, PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901.

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Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Celebration of Life Service to be held in the near future

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Hillside SPCA

P.O. Box 233
Pottsville, PA 17901


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Born: February 1, 1942
Died: August 12, 2019

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Margaret Mortimer posted on 8/18/19

So sorry to read about Gloria's passing. She was one of my favorite instructors in nursing school. Margaret Class of 1974


Jay and Jane Leininger posted on 8/18/19

Hello Bill, We were sorry to read about Gloria’s passing. She was a great and accomplished person. We know she was the light of your life and you are missing her greatly. We hope your fond memories of her will help you through this trying time. Love, Jay and Jane Leininger


Barbara Nagle posted on 8/17/19

Here’s to many years of shared experiences, much, much laughter and a life well lived. You will surely be missed by many.