Elinor E. (Ford) Giles

August 28, 1934 ~ September 8, 2018 (age 84)

Elinor E. Giles, 84, of Laureldale, died September 8, 2018 at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading.


She was the wife of Phillip J. Giles, to whom she was married June 22, 1957.


Born in Nottingham, England, she was a daughter of the late John T. and Elsie (Lomas) Ford.


Elinor was graduated from school in Nottingham, England in 1946.


She was employed as a secretary with Wing Heath & Co., Nottingham, England for several years.


Elinor was a member of Rosedale United Church of Christ, Laureldale.


Surviving, in addition to her husband, is her daughter, Julia R. (Giles), wife of Albert Guigley of Wyomissing.


Also surviving is her sister, C. Norma (Ford) Loweth of Ketton, Rutland, England.


Other survivors include her three grandsons, Devin, Cullen and Ethan.


Elinor was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Allison Margaret in 1960; by her son, Stephen P. Giles, who died December 25, 2016; and by her siblings, Lionel T. Ford, John Ford and Barbara Jephson.


Services will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale.  A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., in the funeral home.  Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Molltown.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Rosedale U.C.C., 1301 E. Bellevue Avenue, Laureldale, PA 19605.


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