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Gloria Jean Keith, worked in human resources at Busch Gardens for 30 years

Gloria Jean Keith
Gloria Jean Keith

Gloria Jean Keith passed away Friday, May 31, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Gloria was a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but had been a resident of Newport News since 1980. She was a trainer in human resources for Busch Gardens theme park for over 30 years. Gloria was also a U.S. Air Force veteran. Her hobbies included different styles and types of handcraft.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolf and Naomi McAllister Wittkamp.

She is survived by her husband of almost 58 years, Donald Keith; two daughters, Deborah Jones (Douglas) and Donna Reed; one son, Richard Keith (Donna); and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 6, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 7, at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gloria’s name to the American Cancer Society, Virginia Beach Office, 477 Viking Drive, Suite 130, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.

Share online condolences with the family at Peninsula Funeral Home.

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