Gloria Swanson

Gloria A. Swanson, 87, formerly of 2 Reigel Road, Kane, died Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital.

Born July 6, 1927 in Kane, she was the daughter of Louis and Sarah Heasley Gerhart. On July 30, 1949 in Clarion, she married Stanley L. Swanson, who died in 2009.

Gloria had worked at the Resistor Plant at Stackpole Corp. in Kane for twenty five years. Later, she worked for and became manager of Widman’s for several years, and also worked at Roma Gardens, both in Kane.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kane, where she belonged to the King’s Daughters.

Surviving are three daughters, Susan C. Swanson of Kane, Linda M. Krantz of Chicago, Ill. and Martha A. Hernandez of Fort Mohave, Ariz.; two sons, Michael S. Swanson of Kane and Martin P. Swanson of Girard; two sisters, Pearl “Sis” Benson and Nina “Janie” Read, both of Kane; and three brothers, Robert Gerhart and Francis “Manny” Gerhart, both of Kane and John Edward Gerhart in Calif. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

Preceding her in death, besides her husband and parents, are four brothers and a sister.

Friends may at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. in Kane on Friday from noon until 1:00 p.m., at which time a service will be held there with the rev. David Pflieger, chaplain of The Lutheran Home at Kane, officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 257, or to The Lutheran Home at Kane, 100 High Point Dr., both in Kane, Pa. 16735.

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