Mildred L. Shank, 79

March 19, 2011
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FEB. 1, 1932-MARCH 18, 2011

BOONSBORO — Mildred Lorraine (Clark) Shank, 79, of Boonsboro, Md., went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, March 18, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown after suffering a long battle with complications resulting from a stroke.

Born Feb. 1, 1932, in Beaver Creek, Md., she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Oneida (Campbell) Clark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. Shank, Aug. 10, 1996.

She was a 1949 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

Mildred was a member of Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, Md.

She retired from Londontowne Manufacturing in Boonsboro and worked at Southeastern Washington County Senior Center until July 2009.

Mildred was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 10 in Boonsboro, Manor Church and the Boonsboro Senior Citizens and was a past member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Boonsboro Fire and Rescue Co. She also was a volunteer at the  Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. and at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Mildred enjoyed bingo, crafting, collecting cookbooks and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie K. Shank of Fairplay and Cindy L. and her husband, Lloyd Smith, of Hagerstown; three sons, Gary L. Shank and his wife, Linda, of Boonsboro, Darrell L. Shank and his wife, Tina, of Knoxville, and Kevin R. Shank and his wife, Vikki, of Hagerstown; and her sister, Geraldine Crilly of Hagerstown. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Willis Clark.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Blaine E. Feightner will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery at Locust Grove.

Friends may visit beginning at noon Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at the funeral home where the family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Mount Zion Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 55, Rohrersville, MD 21779 or Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Services Inc., P.O. Box 7, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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