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Elizabeth G. Hiles

Elizabeth G. Hiles, 79, of Oberlin, died Monday, January 7, 2013, at Allen Mercy Hospital, after a short illness. She was born January 14, 1933 in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth worked as a clerk for the Pennsylvania Railroad for many years, retiring in 1995. She enjoyed reading, puzzles, mystery novels, travel and cooking.

She is survived by her daughters, Theresa Mendenhall of Bremerton, Washington, Michella A. Hasbrook of Elyria; sons, Alan Hiles of Columbia Station, Michael Hiles of Elyria and Marvin Davis, Jr. of Bedford, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brothers, Butch White of Johnstown, Pennsylvania and Lewis White of Altoona, Pennsylvania; and sisters, Margaret McCreary and Shirley White, both of Altoona, Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Hiles; son, Joseph Hiles; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Davis; parents, Ralph and Sarah White; two brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 6 until 8 P.M., at Cowling Funeral Home in Oberlin. The funeral service will be Friday, January 11, 2013, 11 A.M., in the funeral home. Father Robert J. Cole of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, will officiate. There will be a private family burial at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oberlin Community Food Bank.

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