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Jean H. Doyle

Jun 18, 2021

Jean Hardy Doyle, 87, of 138 McDonald Drive, Shepherdstown, WV, died at home June 5, 2021. She was born June 20, 1933, at home in Halltown, WV. The only child of the late Edna E. Eyster and Aldridge “Dutch” Hardy, she was preceded in death by her stepfather Donald M. Eyster, her stepsister Langhorne Talley and stepbrother in law Edmund Talley.

Jean was a lifelong member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town. She was a member of the Sanctuary Choir for over 50 years and former Director of the Cherub Choir, member of Susanna Wesley Class, UMC lay-reader, communion committee, Women’s Aglow, and Emmaus. She was a charter member of the Jefferson County Cotillion, associate member of Dolley Madison Garden Club, Masterworks Chorale, Jefferson County Chorale, and participated in the Old Opera House plays and musicals. She served on the Board of Directors of the Berkeley County School of Religion. She was also an avid Bridge player with the “Tuesday Bridge Club” and the Stonebridge Bridge Club. Jean served on the International Eye Foundation Committee of Washington, D.C. in 2001.

She was a 1951 graduate of Charles Town High School and as served as co-chairperson for her high school reunions. Earlier in her life, she had been employed as secretary to the director of The Tri-State Health Department in Martinsburg, Victor Products Engineering Department, and was last employed as Executive Secretary at Badger-Powhatan, retiring in 1971.

Jean is survived by her daughter Wendy K. Williams and son-in-law Russell M. Williams; her daughter, Mary Beth Kilmer, and son, Todd Reynolds Kilmer; grandchildren, Hillary M. Williams, Hannah H. Williams-McNamee and her husband Cory McNamee, Zachary Williams, Kayla Jean Kilmer, Nicholas E. Barney, and Harper Furioso; great grandchildren, Autumn, Mason, Olivia, and Rowan; and stepbrothers, Allison M. Eyster and his wife Gayle, and Jay A. Eyster, IV.

Memorial donations can be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, Charles Town or Hospice of the Panhandle.

A Memorial Service will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, Charles Town, WV 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021 with a luncheon following in the Williams Fellowship Hall.