Florence E. Horst, 97

December 22, 2009

NOV. 9, 1912-DEC. 19, 2009

Florence E. Horst, 97, a resident of Harrisonburg, Va., passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Crestwood.

She was born Nov. 9, 1912, in Maryland and was the daughter of the late Michael S. and Florence Eby Horst.

Florence was educated at Eastern Mennonite College and was a member of the Park View Mennonite Church, where she served on various committees. She was a supervisor in food service at EMU for 23 years.

She is survived by one sister, Lula Ross of Sarasota, Fla.; two brothers, Nathan Horst of Chambersburg, Pa., and Abram Horst of Fort Loudon, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and great-nephews, and many great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.


She was preceded in death by three sisters, Anna Yeager, Naomi Horst and Amanda Shank; and two brothers, Reuben and Enos Horst.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Jan. 6, 2010, in Strite Auditorium at VMRC. Private burial will be in Clear Spring Mennonite Church Cemetery in Clear Spring, Md. There will be no visitation.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Memorial contributions may be sent to Good Samaritan Annual Fund, c/o VMRC, 1501 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22802 or EMU, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

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