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October 13, 1998

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Wednesday, October 14, 1998 Edition

Eloise Self

INWOOD, W.Va. - Eloise Self, 68, of Inwood, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, at her home.

Born July 27, 1930, in Paw Paw, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Wilson C. and Sarah E. Oliver Moreland.

She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Self; four daughters, Nita Starr of Santa Fe, N.M., Deborah K. Self and Laura D. Self, both of Sterling, Va., and Jean Self-Trail of Manassas, Va.; two sisters, Carole Brown of Paw Paw and Marjorie Grant of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and five grandchildren.

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Graveside services will be Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends Friday from 11 a.m. to noon at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va.

Richard B. Kilmer

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Richard Beall Kilmer, 71, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, at City Hospital.

Born Aug. 9, 1927, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late George William and Grace Odette Beall Kilmer Sr.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was employed by and a member of Martinsburg Lodge 120, Loyal Order of Moose, with a Pilgrim Degree of Merit and past ritual director.

He was a member of Hedgesville Episcopal Church.

He was a member of Newton D. Baker Post 896, VFW; and a member of BPO Elks 778.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Naomi Hull Kilmer; two daughters, Barbara Kilmer Fortney of Stephenson, Va., and Ruth Ann Kilmer Callahan of Landenberg, Pa.; a sister, Ellen H. Chiarelli of Erie, Pa.; a brother, Robert Dudley Kilmer of Hedgesville, W.Va.; a granddaughter; and four grandsons.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, George William Kilmer Jr. and Boyd M. Kilmer.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Harold O. Snyder will officiate. Burial will be in Hedgesville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hedgesville Episcopal Church, Hedgesville, W.Va. 25427.

Nellie D. Brown

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Nellie DeHaven Brown, 88, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at Integrated Health Services, Charles Town, W.Va.

Born Jan. 27, 1910, in Frederick County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Matilda Whitacre DeHaven.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover C. Brown.

She was employed by Perfection Garment, retiring after 42 years of service.

She was a member of Winchester Avenue Christian Church.

She volunteered at Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Anne Chambers of Martinsburg; a son, Howard F. Brown of Martinsburg; two step daughters, Pauline Kesselring of Williamsport and Goldie Leatherman of Hagerstown; four sisters, Geneva Dunham of Glengary, W.Va., Evelyn Kees and Louella Parsons, both of Winchester, Va. and Doris Miller of Hagerstown; two brothers, Donald DeHaven of Martinsburg and James DeHaven of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lena Douglas and Hazel Lamp; and a brother, Melvin DeHaven.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Douglas J. Hollida and the Rev. Paul E. Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ralph Y. Bowers

Ralph Yost Bowers, 75, of 321 Devonshire Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 23, 1923, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Yost Caleb and Nellie V. Hinton Bowers.

He was a graduate of Columbia Business School in Hagerstown.

He had been employed with Hagerstown Shoe Co. for 26 years, where he served as president, and with Hagerstown Gas Co. He retired from Maccaferri Gabions Inc. after 15 years service.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving a Purple Heart.

He was a member of Washington Square United Methodist Church.

He was a member of BPOE Lodge 378, American Legion Post 42, a life member of Disabled American Veterans and AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth L. Bowers, two daughters, Linda L. Stout of Smithsburg and Cindy L. Moats of Falling Waters, W.Va.; four grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick and the Rev. A. Paul Harne will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Maryland Chapter, 10616 Beaver Dam Road, Suite S6, Hunt Valley, Md. 21030.

William H. McCann

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