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600 Main Street
Delta, PA 17314
Phone: (717) 456-5915 or (800) 550-5915
Fax: (717)456-5795
Elsie DuBree Ailes

Elsie DuBree Ailes

Monday, January 19th, 1931 - Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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Obituary

ELSIE DUBREE AILES, 88 of Delta, PA died on Sunday, February 17, 2019 in Lutherville, MD. Married on November 3, 1956, she had shared 62 years of marriage with her beloved husband, William J. Ailes, Sr.

Born on January 19, 1931 in Darlington, MD, she was a daughter born to the late William Stanley and Goldie (Hanley) DuBree and a 1948 graduate of the former Slate Ridge High School. Elsie was the owner/operator of the former Delta Dry Cleaning from 1962-1977. In addition, she had worked for the former D&D Sewing Company of Delta, PA. A longtime member of the Delta-Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company, she worked tirelessly giving to her community.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by:
Two children-
William J. Ailes, Jr. and his wife, Ruth of Airville, PA
Margaret “Peg” Austin and her husband, Bruce of Baltimore, MD

A granddaughter, Laura Douglass of Alexandria, VA

Additional extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her siblings: Dorothy, Donald and Kenneth.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11 a.m. in Harkins Funeral Home, 600 Main Street, Delta, PA with Reverend Kenneth Osborne of Slate Ridge/Slateville Presbyterian Churches officiating.

Immediately following the service, the family will greet everyone at The Peach Bottom Inn, 6085 Delta Road, Delta, PA for a time of refreshments and fellowship. The family will be not greeting at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, her family would appreciate memorial contributions to the Delta-Cardiff VFC, 500 Main Street, Delta, PA.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Harkins Funeral Home
    Address
    600 Main Street
    Delta, PA 17314
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    Her family will not receive guests prior to the service. All are invited to the Peach Bottom Inn for a time of fellowship and refreshments where the family will greet.
    Officiant
    Reverend Kenneth Osborne
  • Reception

    Location
    Peach Bottom Inn
    Address
    6085 Delta Road
    DELTA, PA 17314
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    Her family will not receive guests prior to the service. All are invited to the Peach Bottom Inn for a time of fellowship and refreshments where the family will greet.

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Barbara McCasland

Posted at 10:05pm
Elsie was a neighbor, teacher, and a caring person. She was also a worker all her life and I will miss stopping by on my trips to Delta. RIP Elsie.
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Jack DuBree

Posted at 11:48am
Met your mom (1 time) when my mother purchased a piano from her for my niece, when my mother (Mabel DuBree) wrote the check your mom said her maiden name was DuBree Started a conversation I will soon be 85 from that brief meeting determined your mom was a very nice person My grandfather was Arthur DuBree regerds John (jack) DuBree
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Rebecca Duff

Posted at 10:54am
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family
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Sandra

Posted at 09:38am
My condolences to the family. Please be comforted by the Bible's promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15, John 5:28,29.
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