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Obituary of Eloine S. (Stevens) Walburn Brown


Eloine S. (Stevens) Walburn Brown, 91, formerly of McGraw, NY, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015, at the Elizabeth Brewster House, Homer, NY.

Born in McGrawville, NY on July 24, 1923, Mrs. Brown was the daughter of the late Gerald and Ethel Shearer Stevens. A lifelong resident of the area, she was a member of the McGraw United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the McGraw Grange and had previously served as a Cub Scout Leader in McGraw. Mrs. Brown was an avid gardener and utilized her outstanding homemaking skills as she preserved the harvests of her garden. A loving mother and grandmother, she was very family-oriented and will be missed by many.

She is survived by her children, Geraldine Walburn Moeller (Richard Hyserman) of Albany, John (Dianne) Walburn of Marathon, and Malcolm (Jackie) Brown of Cortland. She also leaves behind her granddaughters, Joy (Bruce) Russell, Christa Moeller, Angela (James, Jr.) Grant, and DaLaine (Jason) Hodge; her great-grandsons, Brandon, Storm, and Michael Grant; and Evan and Bryan Russell; a sisters-in-law, Lois DeMond of Homer and Mona Brown of Morrisville; brothers-in-law, Malcolm Brown of Killawog and John Messersmith of CT; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Frederick Walburn; her second husband, Raymond D. Brown; and a brother, Arthur Malcolm Stevens.

A memorial service will be held at the Barth Funeral Home, McGraw, NY on Friday, May 29, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Archie Smith officiating. Burial will be in McGraw Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Brown may be directed to the Elizabeth Brewster House, 41 S. Main St., Homer, NY 13077, or to Hospicare of Tompkins/Cortland Counties, 172 E. King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.

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