Dorothy E. Eby

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Dorothy Elizabeth Wilson Eby, of Westminster, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Carroll Hospital Center.

Born on the Kate Wagner farm at Spring Mills near Westminster, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Maggie Crabbs Wagner. Twice married she was the wife of Marion W. "Brownie" Wilson, who died in 1982; and Richard L. Eby, who died in 2010.

She was a 1939 graduate of Westminster High School. She studied art for more than 30 years, receiving many awards and ribbons. She enjoyed painting landscapes of the surrounding Carroll County countryside and garden scenes. She retired from Home Call Health Agency in 1987 as a certified nursing assistant.

She was a member of the Westminster United Methodist Church, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Carroll County Artists Guild. She was the last survivor of the Charles Wagner family.

Surviving are sons Marion Wayne Wilson, of Sykesville, and Gary L. Wilson and wife Kathleen E., of Westminster; daughter Linda Wilson Beadel and husband Richard T., of Parkland, Fla.; stepchildren Richard W. Eby, of New Jersey, Stephen Eby, of Baltimore, and Dagmar Baker, of Tennessee; grandchildren Denise Wilson-Cooke and husband Gregg, Shari Wilson Miley and husband Wendell, and Becki Wilson Enders and husband Richie; great-grandchildren Leah Cooke, Mikayla Miley, Caleb Miley, Alycia Enders, Bryce Enders, Carter Enders, Jessica Beadel Cruz and Justin Beadel; sisters-in-law Olivia "Peggy" Connelly, Virginia Wilson Marriott and Louise Wilson Tracey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by brothers Charles, Robert and George Wagner; sisters Ruth Kuhn, Catherine DuVall, Louise Bare, and infant sister Carrie Frances Wagner; and a daughter-in-law, Phyllis R. Wilson.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the time of service, 11 a.m. Thursday at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Finksburg.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Carroll County Artists Guild, 5814 Melville Road, Sykesville, MD 21784.

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Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home - Westminster
91 Willis Street
Westminister, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on Oct. 8, 2013
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