Joe P. Horst, 90

November 23, 2009

OCT. 16, 1919-NOV. 20, 2009

Joe Preston Horst, age 90, a resident of the Mennonite Fellowship Home, 12349 Huyett Lane, Hagerstown, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at the home.

Born Oct. 16, 1919, in Maugansville, Md., he was the son of the late Harvey B. and Barbara A. (Martin) Horst.

Mr. Horst was a retired farmer and a member of the Mount Olive Mennonite Church of Maugansville.

He and his wife, Fannie (Horst) Horst, were married Nov. 7, 1940, in Hagerstown. She died May 24, 2005.

Surviving family are three sons, Lee Horst, Gettysburg, Pa., Joe M. Horst, Boonsboro, Md., and Ray Horst, Farmville, Va.; one daughter, Edith Myers, Knoxville, Md.; 22 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Horst; two grandsons; and a brother, Elmer Horst.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. from Mount Olive Mennonite Church, Maugansville, with the Mount Olive Mennonite Church Ministry officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church today from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour before the service on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to Mount Olive Mennonite Church, c/o Mark Strite, 13416 Clear Spring Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

Arrangements were handled by the Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home of Greencastle.

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