Lela Mae Kiles Apr. 18, 1924 - Apr. 2, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Lela Mae Kiles, 89, residing at the Sanctuary at St. Paul's, South Bend passed away at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Lela Mae was born on April 18, 1924 in Waterloo, Indiana to the late Charles R. and Esther Josephine (Wiler) Kelley. She grew up on a farm in the Waterloo area, enjoyed listening to country music, traveling and rearranging the furniture in her house. Lela Mae worked for twenty-eight years at Moore Business Forms in Angola. On February 29, 1940 in Dekalb County, Indiana she was united in marriage to Leland "Bill" Kiles, who preceded her in death on September 2, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Richard Short, and by her sister-in-law, Shirley Kelley. Lela Mae Kiles is survived by her daughters, Sharon (David) Armey of South Bend and Billie (Harold) Hart of Ft. Wayne; son, Larry (Diane) Kiles of Littleton, CO; eight grandchildren, Barb (Tony) Bratt, Mike (Tracy) Armey, Beth Penick, Cheryl (Bill) Hoffman, Lance (Autumn) Kiles, Jennifer (Rod) Hubbard, Kristy (Barry) McKinley, Gail (Matt) Krumenauer; fourteen great grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Daisy Short of Springport, IN; and brother, Gene Kelley of Orland, IN. Funeral services for Lela Mae Kiles will be at 12:00 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2014 at Weicht Funeral Home, 207 N. West, Angola, IN 46703 with two hours of visitation prior. Pastor Greg Crump will officiate. Burial will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery, Orland, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orland Community Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 446, Orland, IN 46776. Palmer Funeral Home in South Bend, IN and Weicht Funeral Home in Angola, IN are assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the Kiles family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Apr. 5, 2014