Madalyn E. Horst, 81

January 12, 2009

JUNE 14, 1927-JAN. 9, 2009

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

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

She was a 1946 graduate of Clear Spring High School.

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


She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and Robert Miles; and one granddaughter.

Services will be today at 1 p.m. at Falling Waters Presbyterian Church. Pastor John W. Cushwa will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family received friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

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

The Herald-Mail Articles