Charlotte M. Smith, 82

SEPT. 19, 1928-AUG. 29, 2011

August 30, 2011
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Charlotte M. Smith, 82, formerly of 20009 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at Williamsport Nursing Home, where she was a resident.

Born Sept. 19, 1928, in Clarksburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Nellie McCormack Miller.

She was the first woman to graduate from Hagerstown Junior College in 1948. She graduated from Shepherd College in 1963 and received her master's degree in education at Shippensburg College in 1965.

Charlotte was formerly employed for 27 years as an English teacher with the Washington County Board of Education at South Hagerstown High School.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She served on the church council, and was a member of the choir and a Sunday school class. She also attended the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She was a member and past president of American Association of University Women, Phi Epsilon, the Women's Democratic Club of Washington County and Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association. She volunteered with Washington County Hospital Auxiliary and as a den mother for Boy Scouts. Charlotte was an avid bridge and card player, and an accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by three daughters, Betty Hays and husband, Bob,  and Patty Castellanos and husband Fidel, all of Hagerstown, and Becki Burtner and husband, Jamie, of Keedysville, Md.; two granddaughters, Stephanie Cochran and Demi Burtner; and four grandsons, Michael Cochran, Chip and Tyler Castellanos, and Wyatt Burtner.

She was preceded in death by one son, William Hamilton IV; two sisters, Rachael Buchanan and Margaret Christopherson; and two grandsons, Clay and Danny Castellanos.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Gregory P. Shook will officiate.  

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Maryland Area Office, 800 Wyman Park, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21211.

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