Martha H. Horst, 84

JAN. 20, 1928-JULY 22, 2012

July 24, 2012

Martha Hoover Horst, 84, of Maugansville, Md., passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Friday, Jan. 20, 1928, in Clear Spring, Md., she was the daughter of the late Otho S. Horst and the late Anna Rebecca Hoover Horst.

She was a member of Mercersburg Mennonite Church. In 1976, Martha and her daughter opened H & M Greenhouse.

She is survived by her husband, Reuben Horst; daughter, Anna May McCleary and husband, Ron, of Hagerstown, Md.; son, Chester Ray Horst and wife, Helen, of Hagerstown; daughter-in-law, Lola Amstutz Horst; sisters, Ethel H. Horst and Lois M. Eyster; brothers, Irvin H. Horst, Melvin H. Horst, Otho H. Horst, Mark H. Horst, Luke H. Horst and Amos A. Horst; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by son, Benjamin Reuben Horst; sister, Mary H. Kipe; and brothers, Elmer H. Horst and Daniel H. Horst.

Services will be held Thursday, July 26, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Mercersburg Mennonite Church, 10060 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236, with the Rev. Allen R. Eshleman officiating.

Family will receive friends at Mercersburg Mennonite Church, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, July 26, 2012, one hour before the service.

Interment will follow in Mercersburg Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home.

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