Madalyn E. Horst, 81

January 11, 2009

JUNE 14, 1927-JAN. 9, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT - Madalyn Elizabeth Horst, 81, of Williamsport, Md., died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 14, 1927, in Clear Spring, Md., she was the daughter of the late James Gardner Miles and Evelyn Swope Miles.

She assisted her husband in farming for 60 years. She was a member of Falling Waters (W.Va.) Presbyterian Church, its choir, was an elder and involved with the church youth group.

She was a 1946 graduate of Clear Spring High School. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Horst enjoyed gardening, cooking and quilting.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Irvin H. Horst; one daughter, Joann Huffman of Hedgesville, W.Va.; six sons and daughters in-law, Richard and Diana Horst of Martinsburg, W.Va., Ronald and Marina Horst of Ames, Iowa, Rodney and Joan Horst of Hanover, Va., Roger and Susan Horst of Greencastle, Pa., Randy and Tonia Horst of Martinsburg, and Robert and Patricia Horst of Bristow, Iowa; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth Miles of Baltimore and John Miles of Hagerstown; and three sisters, Charlotte Sorge of Hagerstown, Virginia Seibert of Clear Spring and Martha Middlekauf of Hagerstown.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Pamela Denise Horst; and two brothers, Harry and Robert Miles.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Falling Waters Presbyterian Church with Pastor John W. Cushwa, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Falling Waters Presbyterian Church, 2928 Hammonds Mill Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427.

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