Aileen V. (VanLierde) Wilks

Born: Wed., Aug. 30, 1933
Died: Wed., Mar. 21, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 24, 2018
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Mar. 24, 2018
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

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Aileen V. Wilks, 84, of Warren, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center surrounded by family.  Aileen was born August 30, 1933, in Philipsburg, PA. She is the daughter of the late Marshall and the late Eleanor (Spotts) VanLierde. 

Aileen was a 1951 graduate of Philipsburg High School; she then attended Philipsburg Nursing School where she earned her Registered Nursing license.  She was employed by Warren State Hospital for 37 years, retiring in 1991.  Aileen will be fondly remembered for her love of cats, her cheerful spirit and happy smile.  She also enjoyed traveling with her group of friends for many years.  She was a member of the Pleasant Community Church, Circle 8 Square Dancing, and was active at the YMCA.

She is survived by her husband: Joseph D. Wilks, whom she married September 2, 1955, in Youngsville; one daughter, Sandy L. Wilks (Jim), of Warren, PA; one son, Joe Wilks (Becky), of Downingtown, PA; seven grandchildren, Joey, Nate, Rachel, Leah, Mary, Jason and Justin; 9 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her aunt, Mary “Betty” Leathers, who supported Aileen following her mother’s death.

Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc. 1003 Penn. Ave. E., Warren, on Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which time a funeral service will be held there with Rev. Michael Poindexter, pastor, Pleasant Community Church, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ANNA Shelter, 1555 10th St, Erie, PA 16511 or Pleasant Community Church, 673 Pleasant Dr, Warren, PA 16365.


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Joyce Lawson (Brew)
   Posted Thu March 22, 2018
Joe, Joey, & Sandy,
I want you to know I am sad to hear of Aileen's passing. Such a wonderful,wife and mother, a great friend to my Mom. And all the memories of your family. Please know she will be greatly missed.
Joyce Lawson

Cathy Peterson
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
Thinking of your family at this sad time. Aileen will be missed at the YMCA.

Sharie Van Gilder
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
So sorry for your loss....Prayers,
Sharie Van Gilder

Dr. Tracy Schrems and Our kiddos
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
Dear Sandy/ Ms. Wilks,

I know the kids are with me when I tell you how sorry we are for the loss of your Mom! We also want you to know how much we love you and are here for you in whatever you need!
Our prayers are with you!!
Much love,
Dr. Schrems, Zack, Alex, Lionel, Paul, Caitlin, Natalie, Rebekah, Paige, Summer, Erin, Gabby, Joe, Aidan, and Sawyer.

Crystal Mayfield
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
To Joe and the Wilks family,
Sorry for the loss of your Mother, Wife & Grandmother. You are in my prayers as you go through this difficult time.


Pamela Lucks
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
Joe, Joe and Sandy
We are deeply sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady and awesome Mom. Heaven just received another great square dancer Angel.

George Kushner
   Posted Sat March 24, 2018
Dear Mr Wilks, Sandy, Joey....
So sorry to hear about Aileen's passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I have such fond memories of your entire family and good times we shared in the past.

George Kushner

Debbie Rohlin
   Posted Sun March 25, 2018
Dear Sandy and family,
So sorry to hear about your mother. She was a sweet lady and will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Debbie Rohlin

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