Emily Mae Sheets, 88

June 03, 2010

AUG. 16, 1921-JUNE 1, 2010

SMITHSBURG - Emily Mae Sheets, 88, of Jefferson Boulevard, Smithsburg, Md., passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 16, 1921, in Smithsburg, she was the daughter of the late Franklin E. and Geneva W. (Leathers) Doyle.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Rhoe Lee Sheets, on Jan. 3, 2010. They were married Nov. 15, 1945.

She was a graduate of Smithsburg High School, class of 1939.

She was a life member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Smithsburg and Trinity Friendship Quilters.

She was employed by Fairchild Aircraft during World War II, and was a seamstress and homemaker.

She enjoyed quilting and made several quilts to benefit the Smithsburg Library.

She is survived by her son, Harvey F. Sheets and wife, Marty, of Waynesboro, Pa.; granddaughter, Ann C. Martines and husband, Luis, of Los Angeles; stepgrandchildren, Katie, Nick and Karen; great-grandchild, Enzo Martines; stepgreat-grandchildren, Saer, Ozzie, Dexter and Quinten; brother, Franklin Doyle of Hagerstown; and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by sisters, Geneva W. Turner, Mary C. Snook, Anna E. Gibbs and Gammalee Doyle; brother, Emory C. Doyle; and daughter-in-law, Cleusa Sheets.

Services will be Saturday, June 5, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Smithsburg, with Pastor Roland C. Hobbs officiating. Burial will be in Smithsburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 217, Smithsburg, MD 21783.

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