Lola Marjorie Giles

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 1/27/2011 14:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 1/28/2011 13:00:00

Lola Marjorie Giles, age 83, resident of Willard, passed away on Friday, January 21, 2011 at the Mercy Willard Hospital. She was born September 29, 1927 in Marengo, Ohio to the late Rev. William and Lelia (Sargent) Power. Lola was salutatorian of her H.S. graduating class of 1945, Frazeysburg, Ohio. She went on to join the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corp and received her RN degree from the St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio in 1948. Lola retired from the Mercy Willard Hospital in 1992, after 38 years of serving as a surgery supervisor, OB nurse, and ICCU nurse. She was a past two year president of A.O.R.N. (Association of Operating Room Nurses), a member of the Chit Chat Club, the Willard Mercy Retired Nurses and the Christian Alliance Church. Lola received the Catherine McAuley Lifetime Commitment to Service Award from Mercy Willard Hospital in 2006 for her commitment to serving others. She loved working outside in her yard and creatively painting clothing. Lola dedicated her life to helping others.
She is survived by a son, Dennis and Patricia (Hicks) Giles of Monroeville; daughter, Beverly and Michael Kahler of Attica; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer, Lisa, Bradley, Jeff, Virgil IV, Sarah, Dennis Jr., Amber, Bridgette, Sarah and Brandon; 15 great grandchildren; brother, Rev. Bashford Power, Chula Vista, CA; two sisters, Lelia Funk, Willard and Naomi Wasson, Frazeysburd, Ohio; numerous extended family.
She is preceded in death by her husband Virgil Giles Jr. in 1990; daughter, Janelle (Giles) Knapp in 1985; son, Virgil Giles III in 1970; parents, Rev. William and Lelia (Sargent) Power; 3 brothers, Robert, Charles and William Power and 3 sisters, Marguariette Alltop, Pauline Chase and Ruth Wagner.
Friends may call on the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and on Thursday, January 27, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 1:00 PM with Reverend Jim Trainer officiating. Burial will follow in Greenfield Cemetery in Steuben, Ohio. Online condolences can be made at


Vic & Darla D'Ettorre - Feb 24, 2011

Dear Bridgette, Bev and all of Lola’s family;
Bridgette, your grandma raised you well and I know you will miss her so much.
Bev, you carry your mom’s beautiful personality, she is evident in you.
Lola was such a testimony of a Godly woman totally relying on Jesus day to day. Vic and I have fond memories of her loving care for Bridgette, and her heart to serve others.
Praise God for the final victory over pain and suffering, Lola is now experiencing pure joy!
Love Vic and Darla D’Ettorre

Micki Hawkins Stafford - Feb 4, 2011

Dear Dennis,Beverly,and Family,
I was so sorry to hear about your mom. Praying that the Lord gives you comfort at this time. Deepest sympathy to all of you.
Micki Hawkins Stafford
Savannah, GA

Janet Hawkins Hubbs - Feb 2, 2011

Dear Dennis, Beverly, and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when Janelle lived beside my mom and dad and Mrs. Giles would come and visit. She was always so sweet and gracious. I know that she will be greatly missed. Praying for all of you.
Love in Christ,
Janet Hawkins Hubbs

AliceArmentrout-niece - Jan 27, 2011

Dennis, Bev and families- Aunt Lola was one very special lady and will be greatly missed. She is the reason I chose nursing as my career. know you all will miss her but she has been reunited with all who passed befor her. I know she was greated by many when she arrived

- Jan 27, 2011


Jon & Amy Funk - Jan 26, 2011

May God rest her sweet soul. Aunt Lola will be greatly missed by her many friends and family. Our sympathy to Bev and Dennis and their families and to Lelia, Chuck and Naomi and Bashford as they cope with her loss. May we all find comfort in knowing she’s at rest with our Heavenly Father. – Jon & Amy Funk

Pastor Doc and Sheila Burrows - Jan 26, 2011

Lisa and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Lean on God for his strength.
In God’s Love,

Rita Wallace - Jan 26, 2011

Lisa and family,
Although no words can really help
to ease the loss you bear,
just know that you are very close
in every thought and prayer.
Sincerely, Rita Wallace

Allen, Laura Ott and Family - Jan 26, 2011

Uncle Dennis, Aunt Patty, Lisa, Virgil, Dennis, Sarah and the Giles Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Lola was like family to us. Every time we saw her, she had a smile on her face and always made sure she said Hi and asked how we were! She will be missed greatly by all who knew her. Love you all.

Carol (Swander) Conn - Jan 25, 2011

Bev and Mike,
Sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Naomi Wasson,sister - Jan 25, 2011

Dearest Bev, Mike, Dennis, Patty, Jennifer and Bridgett may you feel my arms around you. You all have been so strong and loving as you cared for your Mom. You helped her to keep strong in her battle with pain. My heart will feel the absence of Lola here. But I know that she has gone on getting ready to meet us again one day wearing her crown of many stars. I love you all.
God bless you.

Renee Ferrara (Mimi's daughter) - Jan 25, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Aunt Lola endured many joys and sorrows in her life but I alway remember her smile. She had great strength and will be missed by many.

Trish(Palmer) Tarr - Jan 24, 2011

Rest in peace Lola……….you have done so much for others and it will not be forgotten. You now have your angel wings………….

Gail Prelipp Dean - Jan 24, 2011

Lola you were always there when one of us kids got hurt to heal our wounds no matter how big or small. I can remember being at your house and helping on the farm many a day.
God Be with the family
I will always remember you.

Stephanie McGrath - Jan 23, 2011

Saying goodbye to one of the bravest women I’ve ever known. She suffered so much loss, and sacrificed much in her life, yet was a woman of grace. Her love for her family was so evident! I cry tears of joy envisioning the sweet reunion with her husband and two of her children. I am in awe envisioning the moment she saw Jesus face to face. I know I heard Him say, “well done, my good and faithful servant!” Aunt Lola, we will all miss you! See you later!

Dawn Lieb - Jan 22, 2011

Aunt Lola was one of the kindess souls I have ever know. She will be missed!

Lorna (Tuttle) Lacey - Jan 22, 2011

Condolences to the family. I remember her well from my time at Willard Hospital. I started as a Candy Striper then a Nursing Assistant. I later became a nurse but did not work as such at Willard Hospital. I was friends with Janelle before her death, and Mrs Giles was always nice to me and had a smile on her face everytime I saw her. I am sure she will be greatly missed.

Joni Polachek - Jan 22, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to the family. Lola was a very sweet woman and will be missed by all whose lives she touched. Kevin and Joni Kousma Polachek

Nettie Predieri - Jan 22, 2011

Beverly, Dennis & Families,
Our hearts go out to you. Aunt Lola was a special person to me and I have very wonderful memories of her. She was one of the strongest women I’ve ever know. She will be greatly missed. I know there was a wonderful reunion in heaven last night as Daddy (Uncle Bob) and the rest of her loved ones welcomed her home.
Love & Prayers,
Nettie & Jeff

Nettie Predieri - Jan 22, 2011

Beverly, Dennis & Families,
Our hearts go out to you. Aunt Lola was a special person to me and I have very wonderful memories of her. She was one of the strongest women I’ve ever know. She will be greatly missed. I know there was a wonderful reunion in heaven last night as Daddy (Uncle Bob) and the rest of her loved ones welcomed her home.
Love & Prayers,
Nettie & Jeff