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Esther Leona (Rudeseal) Myles, 89, a bookkeeper, bank teller and homemaker, died June 13, 2013, in Frederick, Md., from complications of Alzheimerâ€™s disease. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Davis-Morris Funeral Home in Brownwood.
Mrs. Myles was born Esther Leona Rudeseal on Jan.y 26, 1924, in Prescott, Ark., to John and Jessie Rudeseal. She was raised in Ackerly, Texas, where her father was postmaster. After graduating from Ackerly High School, she served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II in North Carolina and Washington, D.C. After her marriage to Thomas Myles in 1946, she worked primarily as a bookkeeper and bank teller throughout the western and southern U.S.
Upon her husbandâ€™s retirement in 1988, they came to Brownwood where she was active in local organizations. She was an avid supporter of Texas Tech University athletics. In 2005, she moved to Frederick, Md., for medical reasons.
Survivors include her son, Stanley Myles of Laytonsville, Md.; granddaughter, Lee-Ellen Myles of Laytonsville, Md.; and sister-in-law, Iris Rudeseal of Brownwood. Condolences for the family may be left at www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com.