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Velda Mae Guiles

May 5, 1947 - October 10, 2020


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

October 10, 2020



Birth Date:

May 5, 1947

Birth Place:

Sayre, Pennsylvania

Service Information:


Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 2 to 4 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Mountain Lake Cemetery, Towanda, Pennsylvania

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Velda Mae Guiles

Velda M. Guiles, 73, of Waverly passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Absolute Care in Endicott, New York.

She was predeceased by her parents, Glenn and Dorothy Wright Stilson; her brother, Glenn Stilson; and her significant other, Jerry Wells.

Velda is survived by her children, Bonnie Burbank of Sayre, April Burbank of Waverly, Robert (Donna) Burbank of GA and Shawn (timothy) Stark of Waverly; siblings, Donna (Phil) Johnson of Elmira, Katherine Bodine of Elmira, Ralph Stilson of CO and Leo Stilson of Elmira; grandchildren, Amanda and Amber Burbank, Michael McKeen, Shane LaFritz, Kelsey Burbank, Marie Willis, Kendra Wakefield and Monica Stark; step-grandchildren, Maria Carpenter, Max Gesford, Dale Gesford and Lance Gesford; 12 great grandchildren; 11 step-great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Velda worked for many years in the dress factories here in the Valley.  She enjoyed sewing and making cloths for the kids and grandkids dolls.  She was a very social person and enjoyed tending bar at several local establishments.

A time of calling will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 2 to 4 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  Burial will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery in Towanda.  For those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Velda’s family, you may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Eloise Vosburg
I am so sorry to hear of Velda's passing, I knew her through my uncle Jerry. My thoughts nd prayers are with you all at this time of need.

From: Marion Emerson
So sorry to hear of Veldas passing. I dare say I haven’t seen her in over  50 years. So much time has passed. I had no idea that Glenn had passed either. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. RIP my cousin

From: Marion Ellis Emerson
RIP cousin. So long I haven’t seen you.

From: Brenda (Talada) Crocker
So sorry to hear of Velda's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I have lost track of you all after the dress factory closed. I hope everyone is well.



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