Funeral Scheduled for Animal Shelter Founder

Gladine Wiles has passed away. The Orphans of the Storm animal shelter will be closed Friday, May 24, 2019 due to funeral services. 

The founder of the Orphans of the Storm animal shelter has passed away.

Gladine Velma (Wolfe) Wiles, 93, of Kittanning died Monday May 20, 2019 in her home.

In addition to founding Orphans of The Storm, Gladine was also the business owner of the Theo-Dean Pet Motel.

She also was the founder of the pet therapy program at ACMH Hospital and was a humane officer.

Gladine also at one time was a nurse’s aide at Fairwinds Manor and was a foster parent, Girl Scout/ Brownie Leader, and 4H Leader.

She enjoyed going to camp at Armstrong Run, sewing, dancing with her late husband, traveling, bus trips, horseback riding, horse shows, dog shows, but most importantly was spending time with her family and her two grandchildren.

Gladine leaves behind to cherish her memory three children Phyllis Wiles, Jay Wiles & Bethann (Brian) Galbraith all of Kittanning; her grandchildren Christi Wiles of Worthington and Cody (Mia Ellis) Wiles of Penn Hills; Her brother: Glenn (Nancy) Wolfe of Florida, several nieces and nephews, and her dog “Henry.” In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Theodore Wiles in 1999.

Family and Friends will be received on Thursday May 23, 2019 in the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home, 200 South McKean Street in Kittanning from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

Additional viewing will be held in the funeral home from 10AM until time of services at 11AM on Friday May 24, 2019 with Rev. Edward Walters officiating. Burial will follow in Rimersburg Cemetery.

Family asks that in lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to:
Orphans of the Storm
Attn: Hope Fund
PO Box 838
Kittanning, Pa 16201

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