Nancy A. Derr, 70

June 23, 2011
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DEC. 17, 1940-JUNE 23, 2011

Nancy Ann (Wade) Derr, 70, formerly of Devonshire Road in Hagerstown, passed from this life on Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Broadmore Assisted Living in Hagerstown, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on Dec. 17, 1940, in Boonsboro, Md., she was the daughter of the late Paul Webster Wade Sr. and Hilda Naomi (Sherley) Wade. Her husband, Richard Lee "Dick" Derr Sr., preceded her in death in 2007.

She was a graduate of Boonsboro High School.

Nancy was employed for over 20 years in various departments at the Washington County Hospital, but will be most remembered when she worked as a greeter in the emergency room.

She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Hagerstown, the South County Democrat Club, the Dixon Troxell American Legion Post 211 Ladies Auxillary in Funkstown, Md., and the American Gold Star Mothers Inc.

Nancy loved to cook and bake for her family. She loved to spend time with her family, particularly her grandchildren, and she will be deeply missed by all.

She is survived by her son, Richard L. Derr II and his wife, Tamara, of Hagerstown; her daughter, Dana A. Smith of Hagerstown; two brothers, Paul W. Wade Jr. of Hagerstown, and Kenneth L. Wade of Boonsboro; her sister-in-law, Mary Wade of Boonsboro; six grandsons, Richard L. Derr III, Christopher L. Davis, Dennis C. Smith II and James A. Smith, all of Hagerstown, and Chad R. Davis of Germantown, Md., and Dylan Monninger of Wyoming, Del.; her great-granddaughter, Azriel A. Davis of Germantown; and her great-grandson, Zaven L. Davis of Hagerstown.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Nancy was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan M. Guessford, and one brother, David A. Wade Sr.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 27, 2011, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. The Revs. Mike Henning and Edward J. Wade will officiate. Final resting place ceremonies will follow at the Boonsboro Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visit beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2011, at the funeral home, where the family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations in her memory may be made to Broadmore Assisted Living, 1175 Professional Court, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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