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Former Smithsburg resident Mildred Shifflet turns 100

July 18, 2008

On May 22, Mildred Shifflet celebrated her 100th birthday.

The former longtime Smithsburg resident now lives in Wilmington, Ill.

She is best known for the meals she made and the baked goods she shared with her family, neighbors and friends.

Four Smithsburg residents traveled to Wilmington to help her celebrate her special day, including great-nephew Jerry Miller and nieces Martha Coover, Irene Dunkin and Mary Miller.

Also on hand for the party was Mrs. Shifflet's son, Jim, who she lived with before going to a nursing home.

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Mrs. Shifflet received many cards of congratulations from friends and family and a special greeting from President and Mrs. Bush.

To help her enjoy her special day, a party was held and cake and ice cream were served.

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