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Gayle M. Jeffries

January 8, 1936 ~ July 14, 2017 (age 81)

Gayle M. Jeffries, 81, of Valencia, PA, died July 14, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospice, Concordia Lutheran Ministries, Cabot, PA.  She was born in Indiana, PA, and raised on a farm in West Lebanon, PA, a daughter of the late C. Meade and Adelaide (Coleman) Millen.  She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Glenn A. Jeffries, with whom she shared a lifetime of love and devotion.   Along with her husband, Gayle was an active longtime member of Glade Run Presbyterian Church, Valencia, PA, where she previously served as a deacon and Meals-on-Wheels volunteer.  After graduating from Elders Ridge High School, Indiana County, in 1953, Gayle attended the nursing school at Indiana (PA) Hospital.  After graduation she went on to a career as a registered nurse in a number of hospitals in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and South Carolina.  After years of working mostly the night shift in medical-surgical units while her sons were growing up, in 1981 Gayle was hired as a school nurse at Mt. Aloysius College in Cresson, PA, from where she retired in 1989.   In retirement, Gayle and Glenn enjoyed square dancing, traveling, and above all spending time with their grandchildren and attending their school and athletic activities.  Gayle loved and adored her two sons and daughters-in-law, four grandchildren and their spouses, and three great-grandchildren.  Fun-loving and absolutely devoted to her family, she was a steady source of encouragement and loving support to each generation.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Fred C. Millen.  Along with her husband, Gayle is also survived by her two sons, Gary A. Jeffries (Marianne) of Henrico, VA, and Gene A. Jeffries (Susan) of Saltsburg, PA; four grandchildren, Andrea M. O’Donnell (Joseph), of Moon Township, Mark A. Jeffries (Elizabeth), of Pittsburgh, Eric M. Jeffries (Marisa), of West New York, NJ, and Kristen E. Kessler (Thomas), of Freedom, PA; three great-grandchildren, Annabelle, Owen, and Adeline O’Donnell; two sisters, Joyce DeMatteo, E. Stroudsburg, PA, and Barbara M. Rearick (Sanford), Avonmore, PA; a sister-in-law, Mabel Millen, Indiana, PA; also a number of nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, 238 Crowe Ave, Mars, PA 16046 on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM  A funeral service will be held at Glade Run Church, 1091 Pittsburgh Rd, Valencia, PA 16059 on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM.  The family requests memorial donations be made in her honor to the Deacons Memorial Fund, Glade Run Church, 1091 Pittsburgh Rd, Valencia, PA 16059 or Good Samaritan Hospice, 134 Marwood Rd, Cabot, PA 16023. Directions and condolences are available at 


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