Elsie M. Evans, 95

MARCH 31, 1917-AUG. 2, 2012

August 04, 2012
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Elsie Mae Smith Evans, 95, of Funkstown, Md., died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Julia Manor Health Care Center in Hagerstown, Md.

Born March 31, 1917, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John K. and Elsie Mae Rockwell Smith. She was the wife of Thomas Grover Evans Jr. for 39 years until his death on Sept. 8, 1992.

Elsie graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1935.

She was a homemaker who devoted her entire life to her husband and sons.

She was a member of the National Little League Auxiliary in Hagerstown.

She enjoyed sitting on her front porch swing with family and friends, and working on crossword puzzles.

Elsie is survived by her two sons, Charles L. Evans and partner, Mary L. Yeargan, of Funkstown, and Timothy D. and wife, Joanne R. Evans, of Hagerstown. She was the loving grandmother of Brandon and wife, Natalie Evans, Ashley and husband, Josh Allen, Cerys Evans, Timothy Evans Jr., Thomas Evans and fiancée, Hillary Zampelli, and Taryn Evans. She was also the great-grandmother of Landon and Kenley Evans, and Hailey Allen.

Elsie is survived by her brother, John R. "Jack" Smith of Hagerstown; and sisters, Josephine "Boe" Stouffer of Arlington, Va., and Alice "Sis" Kercheval of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Paul and Charles Smith; and sisters, Carrie Sterling, Helen Williams and Mary Flurie.

The funeral service will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. David M. Buchenroth will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday one half-hour before the funeral service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Little League, P.O. Box 909, Funkstown, MD 21734 or Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 670, Funkstown, MD 21734.

Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences are accepted at

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