Audrey M. Smith, 82

FEB. 13, 1931-JULY 9, 2013

July 10, 2013
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Audrey Marie (Burger) Smith, 82, of Hagerstown passed from this life Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at her home while surrounded by her family.

Born Feb. 13, 1931, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Merle Burger and Devonna (Weddle) McElroy.

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

She had worked at the Hanover Shoe Factory in Middletown, Md., but spent most of her life caring for her family and her home.

Audrey enjoyed baking, gardening, sewing, and especially crabbing and fishing. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Samuel E. Smith; one daughter, Sharon D. Elliott and husband, Riggin, of Boonsboro; two sons, Samuel E. Smith and wife, Carolyn, and Glenn L. Smith, all of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Inez Leftowitz; two brothers, Donald and Floyd Burger; and her daughter-in-law, Debbie Smith.

A funeral ceremony celebrating Audrey's life journey will be Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Blaine E. Feightner will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Mount Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery at Locust Grove.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 12, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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