Wilma M. Smith, 83

MARCH 30, 1928-JAN. 8, 2012

January 09, 2012
  • Wilma M. Smith
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Wilma M. (Walls) Smith, 83, of Boonsboro, Md., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown.

Born March 30, 1928, in Park Head, Md., she was the daughter of the late Alston and Bonita (Colbert) Walls.

Her husband of 43 years, Eugene “Gappy” C. Smith, preceded her in death in 1990.

Wilma grew up in Hagerstown and attended the old Hagerstown High School before meeting her husband and moving to Boonsboro.

Along with her husband, she co-owned and was a waitress at Earl’s Lunch in Boonsboro until 1984. She also had worked as a receptionist at the Redwood Motel in Hagerstown.

Wilma was a member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro, where she participated in Sunday school and the cradle roll.

She was also a member of the Boonsboro Clopper-Michael American Legion Post No. 10 Ladies Auxiliary and AARP.

Wilma will be fondly remembered for her kindhearted helpfulness to others. She would frequently deliver gifts and food, and send notes of encouragement and friendship.

She is survived by her two daughters, Cynthia Kauffman and her husband, Skip, of Boonsboro, and Candace Smith of Hagerstown; and one sister, Margaret Sheppard of Hagerstown. She is also survived by many nieces  and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Barger and Shirley Knode; and one brother, William Walls.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Dr. Ray Roberson and the Rev. Robert G. Brennan Jr. will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at the Boonsboro Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visit at the funeral home beginning at noon Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, where the family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, 134 S. Main St., Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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