Margaret H. Smith, 85

Margaret H. Smith, 85, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Port Republic, Md., passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 12, 1932, daughter of the late Francis Hall and Jessie D. (Farrell) Hall.

Smith retired from work as a correspondent for the Rufus S. Lusk Real Estate Company in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the Chapel Green Home Owners Association and a member of Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church in Millsboro, Del. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Smith was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Edgar M. Smith; a grandson, Christopher Mitterer; a son, Brian T. Smith; four brothers; and two sisters. She is survived by three children, Mary D. Mitterer, Susan A. Cave and Mark E. Smith and his wife, Sherry; a daughter-in-law, Tammy Smith; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Mitterer, William Cave, Robert Cave Jr., Robert Smith, Tiffany Anderson-Smith, Matthew Smith, Jessie Smith and Jamie Smith; and seven great-grandchildren, Kara Cave, Finn Smith, Caitlin Cave, Skylar Mitterer, Kiley Smith, Landon Anderson and Bryce Anderson.

A visitation was scheduled for May 18, 2017, at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services in Millsboro, Del. A Mass of Christian Burial was to be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017, at Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, 30839 Mount Joy Road, Millsboro, Del. Interment was to follow at All Saints Cemetery near Harbeson, Del. Condolences may be sent online at