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Lewis M. Horst, 82

December 13, 2008

Lewis M. Horst, 82



SEPT. 10, 1926-DEC. 12, 2008

Lewis M. Horst, 82, of 14222 Paradise Church Road, Hagerstown, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at Washington County Hospital, from head injuries he received in a fall at his home on Dec. 8.

Born Sept. 10, 1926, near Maugansville, he was the son of the late Jacob E. and Cora E. Martin Horst. Before his retirement, he was a farmer.

He was a member of Paradise Mennonite Church near Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Naomi Weber Horst, whom he married Nov. 12, 1947; two daughters, Ruth A. Hege of Washington Court House, Ohio, and Mary Ella Horst, at home; six sons, Merlin R. Horst of Waynesboro, Pa., Wayne L. Horst, Mark D. Horst, Harold L. Horst and Jacob E. Horst, all of Hagerstown. and James R. Horst of Big Pool; two sisters, Ellen M. Eshleman and Aletha M. Eshleman, both of Hagerstown; 54 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by one son, John L. Horst; two sisters, Mary M. Diller and Lois M. Martin; and one brother, Preston M. Horst.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Millers Mennonite Church near Leitersburg. Paradise Mennonite Church Ministry will officiate. Burial will be in Millers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Paradise Mennonite Church and Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Millers Mennonite Church.

The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home of Greencastle, Pa.

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