Helen L. Miles

February 8, 1915November 19, 2020

Helen L. Miles, 105, of Waynesburg, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 in Bridgeville, PA.

She was born February 8, 1915 in Amwell Township, Washington County, a daughter of Sheldon G and Cora McQuay Shipe.

Mrs. Miles graduated from Trinity High School and Washington Business School in the class of 1933. That year she married her first husband Ray W. Reynolds.

During World War II she worked in a defense plant in Washington, PA. Later she worked as a teachers’ aide in the West Greene School District.

She was a member of Rogersville Methodist Church.

Mrs. Miles was an avid reader and Steelers fan and loved to sit on her porch, watching the humming birds, enjoying her flowers, and visiting with her neighbors.

She is survived by her daughter Janet R. Reynolds of Mt Lebanon, PA; two grandsons, Jonathan Baird (Laura Niell) of Spencerport, NY and Justin Baird (Missy) of Dauphin, PA; two granddaughters, Kendall Rodriquez (Jason) of Dayton, Ohio and Jorden Welker of Hagerstown, MD; nine great-grandchildren, Jessica and Josh Niell, Stephannie Manti, Bisou Simpson, Holden, Keira, and Jaden Baird, Hartley and Emmeline Rodriguez; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her second husband Walter L. Miles who she married in 1984, her sisters, Margaret P. Conkle and Lulu S. Bedillion and her brothers, William W., Robert S., and Donald E. Shipe.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic a memorial service will be held at a later date.Private interment in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery at Glyde is entrusted to Behm Funeral Homes Inc. Waynesburg.



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Ann Whipkey

November 27, 2020

Dear Janet: Am sorry to learn of the passing of your Mom, Helen.
She seem to always appreciate company, and enjoy the sweets I made. My prayers for you and your family. Mrs. Don Whipkey.

Christine Hostutler

November 23, 2020

Helen was one of kind. Sometime over the years I adopted her as my third Grandma. We talked every day via the phone for years until her hearing started to fail and then we exchanged letters. She was strong willed and overcome many obstacles in her life’s journey. She was a great example of mental fortitude. I admired her strength and tenacity. I will never forget the lessons I learned from this wonderful Lady that I was blessed to call my friend and mentor. Although my heart is breaking, I know you are finally at peace. R.I.P Helen, you are finally home. Until we meet again!

Alberta Jones

November 21, 2020

Janet, I was saddened to hear of your mothers passing. I so enjoyed visiting with her at Rolling Meadows and celebrating her 100th birthday with you and her. She was always so kind and thoughtful to me. Wish I could see you to give you a hug, but since I can't, I will be hugging you in my prayers. Love you my dear friend!

Beverly Ross

November 21, 2020

So sorry to hear about the passing of Helen who was one of the finest ladies I have ever known. She was like a second mother to me and a grandmother to my children ( Chris and Jeff). My thoughts and prayers go to her daughter and family. There are many great memories that I will forever hold in my heart. She was the greatest babysitter I ever had for my children. May God rest her wonderful soul and hopefully some day we will meet again in a finer place that our Lord and Savior has prepared for us. There was only one Helen and thank you as I loved you dearly. Beverly Hamilton Ross


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