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By Staff | Oct 26, 2012

Audrey Rebecca Sloat Egle of Shepherdstown died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at the Augusta Nursing and Rehab Center in Fishersville, Va. at the age of 95.

Audrey is preceded in death by husband John L. Egle.

Egle was the daughter of William and Bushrod Sloat and Lucie Sloat and was born July 20, 1917 in Shenandoah Junction.

Egle is survived by step-son John L. Egle Jr. of Richmond, Va.; granddaughter Audra Blair Sandridge; step-granddaughters, Linda Egle and Carol Egle; great-grandchildren, Waylon Anthony Sandridge and Grace Maclaren Sandridge.

Egle is preceded in death by sisters, Elinor Lee Grant and Florine S. Custer, brothers, William O. Sloat, Francis K. Sloat and Hollis W. Sloat and son, Blair C. Campbell Jr.

Mrs. Egle retired after nearly 28 years as a registered nurse at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown where she had formerly been a member of the church vestry.

She was educated at Shenandoah Junction grade school and graduated in 1931. She graduated from Charles Town High School in 1935. She is a graduate of Kings Daughters School of Nursing, class of 1941.

Involved in the community, Egle is a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 155, of Shepherdstown. She was also a member of the Shepherdstown Womens Club.

Egle also served as Mayor of Shepherdstown from 1982 to 1994 and is a former member of the Jefferson County Development Authority, region 9, past president of the Elmwood Cemetery Board of Trustees, was a member of the Shepherdstown Fire Department and served as a member of the Democratic Executive Committee from Shepherdstown.

Memorial services for Egle will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at 11 a.m.

Dr. G.T. Schramm will preside. Egle will be laid to rest at Elmwood Cemetery in Shepherdstown.

Arrangements have be made by the Melvin Colonial Funeral Home, in Charles Town. Please sign the online guestbook and view her obituary at www.mistrider.com.

In lieu of flowers, make contribution to the Trinity Episcopal Church Building Fund, PO Box 308, Shepherdstown WV 25443.