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MARTHA GILLIS

Martha Jane Murphy Gillis, 79, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, WV.

She was born October 2, 1940, in Wheeling, WV, daughter of the late George William Murphy, Jr. and Martha Rebecca Yuncke Murphy.

Martha had a degree from Wheeling Beauty College and worked as a local hairdresser for years. She also worked at Sears as a clerk and worked/volunteered at Oglebay Parks Garden Center.

She was a member of Elm Grove United Methodist Church, where she served on many different committees. Martha loved gardening and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. Gillis, Sr.; and a brother, George William Murphy, III.

She is survived by her two sons, Donald W. Gillis, Jr. and Jeffrey A. Gillis; sister, Sally Hodgkiss; and four grandchildren, Allison, Danielle, Mackenzie and Kyle Gillis.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at Kepner Funeral Homes, 166 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV, (304-242-2311), where services will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Jennifer J. Roller officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made to Elm Grove United Methodist Church, 125 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV, 26003; or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Special thanks to Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 3rd Floor South, and Valley Hospice for all their wonderful care.

Personal condolences may be made to the family at kepnerfuneral.com.