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Mrs. Gayla "Marlene" (Wagy) Miles

June 28, 1932 ~ May 28, 2021 (age 88)


Mrs. Gayla “Marlene” Miles, 88, of Galesburg, Illinois died 7:48 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2021 at Seminary Manor in Galesburg. 

She was born June 28, 1932 in Richfield, Illinois to Charles D. and Idella (Ryan) Wagy.  She married Robert K. Miles, December 12, 1954 in Avon, Illinois.  He preceded her in death September 20, 1990.

Surviving are two sons, Jeff (and Lynn) Miles of Beardstown, Illinois and Steve Miles of Galesburg, eleven grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Michela Yoho, four brothers, and two sisters. 

Marlene graduated from Avon High School in 1951.  She operated the IBM machine at Brown’s Specialty in Galesburg for 3 years and later was a salesperson at JC Penny’s for 20 years.  She retired in 1995.  She was of the Methodist Faith.  She loved playing Bunco and going to the casinos. 

Cremation will be accorded.  Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2021 at Babbitt Cemetery in St. Augustine, Illinois.  Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.  Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at 

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Graveside Service
June 28, 2021

11:00 AM
Babbitt Cemetery, St. Augustine, Illinois


Alzheimer's Association

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