John E. Biemiller Jr., 80, business owner...

June 02, 1999

John E. Biemiller Jr., 80, business owner, chiropractor

John Edward Biemiller Jr., a former chiropractor who had owned several businesses in Harford County, died Thursday at Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Walkersville from complications of a stroke. He was 80 and a Westminster resident.

He had a chiropractic practice in Baltimore, Parkville and Aberdeen from 1945 until 1957.

In 1948, he married Reba F. Alexander, who survives him.

They owned and operated Day Nursery of Aberdeen from 1952 to 1972; The Stepney Co., which refurbished and rented properties to military personnel at Aberdeen Proving Ground; and Carole's, a children's clothing store.

He retired in 1985 and then owned and operated Jebco Vending Machine Co. until 1993, when a son took over the business.

A native of Towson, he graduated from the Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, in 1942.

The former Aberdeen resident taught histology at the Columbia School of Chiropractic in Baltimore for several years and was a longtime member of the Lions Club of Aberdeen.

Services were held Thursday.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Lee S. Biemiller of St. Petersburg, Fla. and John E. Biemiller III of Westminster; a daughter, Carole B. Samios of Westminster; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Eleanora O'Donnell Marshall, 85, artist, homemaker

Eleanora O'Donnell Marshall, a homemaker and artist, died in her sleep Friday at the William Hill Health Care Center in Easton. She was 85.

Mrs. Marshall, who was formerly of Ruxton and had lived in Oxford since 1977, illustrated Ferdinand C. Latrobe's 1939 book, "The Diamondback Terrapin."

The former Eleanora O'Donnell Lee was born in St. David's, Pa., and was a descendant of Thomas Sim Lee, governor of Maryland from 1779 to 1782 and 1792 to 1794.

She was a graduate of the Sacred Heart Convent, Eden Hall, in Philadelphia and studied art in Paris for several years. She then earned a degree in art from the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

She was a member of the Catholic Evidence League, the Talbot County Historical Society, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Society and the Oxford Museum.

A funeral liturgy will be offered at 9: 30 a.m. today at SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Easton.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Thomas H. Marshall Jr.; a son, T. Hartley Marshall of Monkton; a daughter, Eleanora Lee Marshall of Towson; and a sister, Mary Hamilton Lee Horsey of Georgetown.

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