Ruth Ellen (Smith) Shapard

Born: Wed., Dec. 31, 1941
Died: Sat., Sep. 23, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 27, 2017
Location: Christ Reformed UCC

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Sep. 28, 2017
Location: Christ Reformed UCC

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Ruth Ellen Shapard, 75, Myersville died Saturday September 23, 2017 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Ronald P. Shapard.

Born in Middletown on December 31, 1941 she was a daughter of the late Russell and Nellie Gilbert Smith. Mrs. Shapard was a graduate of Strayer Business College, began her career as a secretary with a financial institution in Washington DC and after moving to Myersville worked with Wachter Insurance Agency in Middletown and Donald Guyton Electric in Middletown. She was a member of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Middletown and Frederick County Multiple Sclerosis Support Group.

Surviving, besides her husband, are three children; Ron C. Shapard (Stephanie) of Odenton, Julie Manning of Frederick and Amy Shapard of Myersville, four grandchildren Christopher Shapard, Kathryn Shapard, Izabella Manning and Xavier Manning and four sisters, Betty Wachter of Middletown, Janice Hamlin of Baltimore, Barbara Ohler of Middletown and Doris Adkins of Cedarsburg, WI. She was predeceased by her brother Michael Smith.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM on Wednesday September 27 in the chapel at Christ Reformed Church, 12 S. Church St., Middletown. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday September 28 from the church.

Rev. Mark A. Wakefield will officiate. Interment will be made in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society

Charitable donations may be made in Ruth's memory to the following organization:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
P.O. Box 4527 New York, NY 10163
Tel: 1-800-344-4867

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Ron, Stephanie, Christopher & Kathryn Shapard
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
In loving memory will be sorely missed.

   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. May you find comfort in the Bible's promise that soon our loving heavenly Father will resurrect our loved ones to a paradise earth where there will be no more sickness or death.

"And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."- Revelation 21:3,4


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