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Obituary: Jeanette Stiles
March 27, 1934 - February 21, 2016

Jeanette Stiles

Jeanette Stiles

Jeanette Stiles, 81, a resident of Prescott, Arizona since 1992, passed away Feb. 21, 2016 at New Horizons Adult Care Home in Prescott Valley. She was born to the late V.A. and Helen Schmidt on March 27, 1934 in Alton, Illinois. After finishing high school, she moved to Santa Monica, California where she met and married William (Bill) Stiles.

Jeanette is survived by siblings Bud (Shirley) Schmidt, Robert (Glenda) Schmidt, Jane (Michael) Yanis and Paul (Linda) Schmidt; and sister-in-law Vera Stewart; along with numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her beloved husband Bill Stiles and their only child Theresa Stiles, and two brothers Kenneth Schmidt and Thomas Schmidt.

She was an accomplished seamstress and completed many beautiful needlepoint/craft projects. Jeanette really loved to bake cookies, especially at Christmas time. She also enjoyed teaching Sunday school and singing in various choirs at Missouri Synod Lutheran Churches where she and Bill were members.

No finer sister could a brother have, or a husband or daughter, sister, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, or close friends! She will be missed until our lives end, and we are then remembered too, as is she. She gave much love and respect to her husband

Bill Stiles and daughter Theresa, until their unexpected short lives ended, leaving her in deep sorrow until her last breath on Feb. 21, 2016. May she rest in peace.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Arizona the Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez St. in Prescott. A graveside committal service in Greenwood Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan will take place sometime this summer.

Funeral services were entrusted to Wakelin Family Funeral Homes. Please visit to view and sign Jeanette’s guestbook.

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