Caroline M. Heimberger of Kennett Square

Caroline M. Heimberger

Caroline M. Heimberger

Caroline M. Heimberger, of Kennett Square, died April 27 at the age of 88. Caroline was the wife of George J. Heimberger, who died in 2012, and with whom she shared 59 years of marriage.

She was born in Richfield, Pa. in 1926 to Jerome Graybill and Naomi (Elsasser). She graduated from Susquehanna University in 1948 with a major in science and mathematics and started her teaching career in the Mifflintown public school.

She served in the Special Services of the US Army in Okinawa where she established a library for the occupation troops. Later, while serving in the library at Ft. Meade, she met her husband, 1st Lt. George J. Heimberger. They were married in the chapel at Ft. Meade in 1952.

In the 1960s the Heimbergers moved to Lehighton, where Caroline worked in the Lehighton area public schools and earned a masters degree in guidance and counseling at LehighUniversity. When her husband transferred to Wilmington, she worked in the Guidance Department at Unionville High School for 24 years. While at UHS she introduced programs in career education and work experience.

A member of St. Michael Lutheran Church since 1966, she served on the Landscaping and Gardening committees.

She enjoyed family, travel, and gardening. In retirement she took the Master Gardener program offered by the Chester County Extension Service and volunteered on projects, including the Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square. Her love and enjoyment of other people always included a tour of her garden and a few plants to take home.

She is survived by two sons, Keith Allen and James Edward, her daughter-in-law Robin Joy, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Her viewing will be from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday, May 11, at the Kuzo and Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street in Kennett Square. Her Memorial service will follow at 11 at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 109 East Doe Run Road (& Route 82) in East Marlborough Townshi. Burial will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 12, at the Richfield Community Cemetery in Richfield.

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