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Official Obituary of

Gloria Pope

April 4, 1932 ~ March 21, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Gloria Pope Obituary

Gloria Pope


Gloria Pope, 91, of Fishertown, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at home.

She was born on April 4, 1932, in Boswell; daughter of the late Jacob and Josephine (Smith) Rice.

On December 31, 1953, she married Robert Pope, who preceded her in death on June 25, 2000.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; son, Robin Pope; sisters, Sandy Walter, Betty Zablotny, Janet Craig; brother, John Rice.

She is survived by her children, Valerie and husband William Carthew of Fishertown; Paula Pope of State College; 3 grandchildren, Bryan (Katie) Carthew of Michigan, Christopher Carthew of Holsopple, Dr. Jennifer Carthew of Virginia; 4 great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Adelina, Isaiah & Samuel Carthew.

Gloria enjoyed baking, decorating cakes, crocheting, driving around Shawnee, and her cats. Most of all she loved to share her Love for the Lord with others and reading her Bible and journaling.

Friends and family will be received at the J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home on Monday, March 25 from 11 a.m. until the hour of the funeral service at 1 p.m. with Pastor Stewart McClelland officiating.

Interment at the Jenner Crossroads Cemetery.

The family wants to extend a special Thank You to Stewart McClelland, the Church ladies, First Choice Home Care and In One Accord Ministries for their Wheels Away Wheel Chair Ministry, Your wheelchair van ministry was such a blessing.

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Arrangements by the J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home.

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March 25, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home
4305 Quaker Valley Rd PO Box 65
Alum Bank, PA 15521

Funeral Service
March 25, 2024

1:00 PM
J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home
4305 Quaker Valley Rd PO Box 65
Alum Bank, PA 15521


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