Josephine Marie Giles 1921 - 2007 Lawrence
Mass of Christian burial for Josephine Marie Giles, 86, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Columbans Catholic Church in Chillicothe, Mo. Burial will be in St. Columbans Cemetery in Chillicothe, Mo.Mrs. Giles died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community in Lawrence.She was born March 10, 1921, in Chillicothe, Mo., the daughter of Christian and Clara Gladieux Gier. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Chillicothe in 1939 and attended Chillicothe Business College. She then moved to Kansas City, Mo. She lived in Hutchinson and Great Bend before she moved to Lawrence.Mrs. Giles worked at Western Auto. She was a homemaker and member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and Altar Society. She enjoyed traveling to be with friends and family.She married Herschel Giles on June 22, 1946. He died Jan. 26, 2003.Mrs. Giles was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Victor Gier; and a sister, Jeanette Gier.Survivors include three daughters, Pam Herrenbruck and husband Galen, Winfield, Kris Jay and husband Mike, Santa Barbara, Calif., and Sharon Johnson and husband Jay, Lawrence; a sister, Mildred Saale, Chillicothe, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Lucille Railsback, Overland Park; six grandchildren, Todd, Greg and Alisha Herrenbruck, Nichole Jindra, and Matthew and Kaitlyn Johnson; seven great-grandchildren, Ingrid, Grant and Tate Herrenbruck, Jacob and Kyle Jindra, and Sylas and Sloan Barnes.Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, Mo., where the family will receive friends after a parish rosary at 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday.The family suggests memorials to Heart of America Hospice in Topeka, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601.