Alma Janetta (Meitzler) Heist

1929 ~ 2018 (age 89)

Alma Janetta (Meitzler) Heist, 89, formerly of Spring Township, died September 11, 
2018 in Phoebe Berks Health Care.
She married her high school sweetheart, Warren Elton Heist on May 21, 1949. They were 
married 43 years before he died December 31, 1992.
Born in Reading, PA on March 29, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Charles D. and 
Clara M. (Walker) Meitzler.
Alma was a 1947 graduate of Muhlenberg High School.
She worked as a switch board operator for a number of years with Bell Telephone.
Alma was a former volunteer with the Reading Hospital Auxiliary, Literacy Council of 
Reading and American Heart Association.
She is survived by two daughters: Michele E. Heist of Falmouth, Massachusetts and 
Suzanne M. (Heist), wife of Kevin J. Haggerty of Lower Heidelberg Township.
Alma was predeceased by a son, Robert Elton Heist.
She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Marilyn (Roberts) Heist of Clarkston, 
Alma was a loving grandmother to ten grandchildren: Jason, Michael, Samantha, 
Tommy, Emily, Jeremy, Joe, Leanne, Jimmy and Sarah.
There are also nine great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Monday, September 17th at 10:00 am with services starting at 
11:00 am in Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, 
Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Township.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Phoebe Berks Activites, 1 Reading Drive, Wernersville, PA 19565. Please memo, Alma J. Heist on your check.
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