GEORDETTA Stiles-Middleton didn't like to lose touch with people.
And the telephone was her favorite instrument of connection.
"She could spend hours on the phone with family and friends, reminiscing, gossiping," said her husband, Wayne Middleton. "She liked to keep in touch with people she knew in school and at work."
Geordetta Stiles-Middleton, a devoted mother and active churchwoman, died Aug. 8. She was 42. She had had some health issues, but the cause of death was not determined.
She worked in customer service for Independence Blue Cross for a number of years.
Geordetta was born in Philadelphia to Helen and George Stiles, and grew up in Wynnefield. She attended the Samuel Gompers Elementary School and Overbrook High School. She also took courses at Community College of Philadelphia and Temple Univesity.