Mary Elizabeth Sodergren, 88

May 22, 2010

DEC. 6, 1921-MAY 21, 2010

Mary Elizabeth Sodergren, 88, of Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, May 21, 2010, at Charlotte's Home in Boonsboro.

Born Dec. 6, 1921, in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Amos Henry and Marie Roze Davies Shoup.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Ralph Kenneth Sodergren.

She was a member of Washington Square United Methodist Church for 70 years, a member of the choir, the Church Board, Methodist's Women, the church bowling league and the church kitchen for banquets; she was presently a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church.

She was a member of Johns Hopkins Health Study Program, Red Hat Club, Downsville and West End Senior Citizens Clubs, and Christian Fellowship International. She volunteered for Commission on Aging, Meals on Wheels, Beverly Enterprises and Senior Volunteer Program, where she received a 1,400 hours certificate.


She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Miller, and husband Joseph, and Patricia Embrey, and husband Charles; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Shoup and Clarence Shoup; and one grandson, Jamie Miller.

Funeral services will be at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. James E. Swecker will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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