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Shirley Jane Smith


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We had 3+ years since that day of the diagnosis and we made the most of them. But Momma went to be with the lord on Monday and I will miss her with every fiber of my being. Forever.

Shirley J. Smith a resident of The Elms, North Charleston, South Carolina, claimed victory over a courageous battle with cancer and went to be with the Lord on Monday September 3. She was born at home on February 13, 1938 in Frederick County, Maryland to the late Clinton Joseph Brunner and Mae Naomi (Delauter) Brunner. Shirley graduated from Middletown High School in 1956. She was joyful to return to the last class reunion in October, 2011 and still kept in contact with many classmates. She remembered fondly her time on the championship women's basketball team as well.She worked for many years at Price Electric before becoming employed with State Farm Insurance from 1973 until 1998, when she retired. After her retirement, Shirley relocated to North Charleston, SC to be closer to her only child, Kimberly K. Smith-Allen, where she has resided for the past six years. Shirley loved the pool, the beach and the ocean. She never missed an opportunity to spend beach week with her family each summer, always making and sharing some of her favorite recipes passed down from generations.She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Allen, and son-in-law, Rob Allen, whom she adored. She also leaves behind brothers, Paul D. Brunner and wife Darlene, Kenneth J. Brunner and wife Sue and John T. Brunner and wife Beverly; sisters Kathleen L. Brandenburg, Jean L. Stine and husband Earl, Janice M. Peaslee and husband John K., Carolyn A. Kidd and Sharon M. Simon and husband Bob. She is remembered by Sister- in-Law Bonnie Brunner, the wife of her brother Robert A. Brunner who passed away in 1997. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, both grand and great and will be remembered fondly by special friends Carol Smith and Sandy Sos.A celebration of her life, will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Rhett Avenue Christian Church, 5103 North Rhett Avenue, North Charleston, SC and an event in the Frederick area to be announced.In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Cancer or Alzheimer's research.

Published in The Frederick News-Post on September 6, 2012

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