Sylvia Hall (Phillips) Markley, age 100, a resident of Philippi, WV passed away Saturday, December 16, 2023, at Mansfield Place. She was born October 3, 1923 in Philippi, daughter of Cecil Otto and Elizabeth (Teter) Phillips. She was married to Emmett Edgar Markley and General Garnett Proudfoot. Her only sibling, Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Phillips Springer died in 1972.
She is survived by daughter, Linda Proudfoot; nephews Cecil Wray and Kathy, Dean and Patty, George Philip and Tina Springer and niece Tiffany Elizabeth Springer and Harley Jackson and their families.
Sylvia Hall graduated from Philippi High School in 1941, attended Greenbrier College for Women in Lewisburg, and graduated from West Virginia University in 1945 with a teaching degree in Home Economics and Biological Sciences. She was a public school teacher for more than 30 years, having taught Home Economics and Biology at Belington, Phillipi, and Philip Barbour Highs Schools.
She was a member and Elder of the Philippi Presbyterian Church, member and past president of Chapter C, PEO Sisterhood, BCARSE (Barbour County Retied Personnel) and a former member of the Philippi Lions Club. She was a founding member of the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia and attended many of its Gatherings.
She enjoyed visiting with people and discussing the history of Barbour County and its residents. In her work as a Home Economics teacher, she visited every part of the County. She was associated with the Grand Theater from the building of the current structure in 1929 to its sale by her mother.
She especially appreciated the cards she received for the 100th birthday and planned to send everyone a Christmas Card.
Family and friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home and on-site Crematory 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Monday December 18, from 5-7pm and Tuesday December 19, from 10am- 1 pm. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm with Dr. Danny Franke officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.
The family request that memorial contributions be made to the Museums of American Glass in West Virginia, 230 Main Ave. Weston, WV 26452.