Emma Ethel Burger, 105

June 04, 2010

OCT. 22, 1904-JUNE 2, 2010

Emma Ethel Burger, 105, of 30 E. North Ave., Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at her home.

Born Saturday, Oct. 22, 1904, in Rocky Ridge, Md., she was the daughter of the late Robert Locke Smith and Eda Mae Ridge Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Levi Burger, in 1955.

She was a member of Washington Square United Methodist Church. Emma was a devoted Christian and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

She is survived by three daughters, Doris E. Hamill, Elaine Burger and Arlene R. Everitts, all of Hagerstown; one son, Lester Levi Burger Jr. of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.

Private services will be held with the family, with the Rev. Jerry Lowans officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation.

Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Washington Square United Methodist Church, 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

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