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Elsie Horst

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Maugansville Bible Brethren Church

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:30 am

Maugansville Bible Brethren Church


Elsie Mae Horst, 76, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at her home.

Born Saturday, August 29, 1942 in Maugansville, MD, she was the daughter of the late Orville Martin and the late Pauline Martin.

Elsie was a member of Maugansville Bible Brethren Church. She was also a lifetime member of CRS and Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company. She worked with the Maugansville Food Bank. She enjoyed baking multiple kinds of cookies, including wedding cakes and making greeting cards. 

She is survived by her husband, Leonard E. Horst; daughter, Darla Mellott (Scott); three sons, DeWayne Horst (Connie), Arlin Horst (Tammy), and Leavitt Horst (Laura Ketehakeu); three sisters, Minerva Martin (John Conrad), Nancy Martin (Eugene), and Shirley Martin (Noland); three brothers, Clair Martin, Roy Martin (Verda), and Robert Martin (Eleanor); nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Lynn Horst.

Family will receive friends at the Maugansville Bible Brethren Church, 17904 Binkley Avenue Maugansville, MD Tuesday, December 11, 2018, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 10:30 am, at the church, with the Rev. Chad Carter officiating.

Interment will be held privately at the Reiff Mennonite Church Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

The family requests the omission of flowers, memorial donations may be made to, Maugansville Bible Brethren Church, 17904 Binkley Avenue, Maugansville, MD, 21767 or to the Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Co., 13730 Maugansville Rd, Maugansville, MD 21767.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Please accept my condolences for your loss. Until the time when we are no longer plagued by the pain and sorrow brought on by the loss of a loved one, may the God of tender mercies and of all comfort (2 Cor. 1:3,4) provide you with the comfort you will need during your time of sorrow.

Yvette Williams
Hagerstown, MD

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear loved one Elsie Mae Horst. I hope you find the below Bible verse comforting during this time of sorrow. Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

Sunset Beach, NC

The primary source of consolation is our compassionate heavenly Father. I hope you can find comfort in this scripture. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,+ the Father of tender mercies+ and the God of all comfort,+ 4 who comforts* us in all our trials*+ so that we may be able to comfort others+ in any sort of trial* with the comfort that we receive from God.+ 5 

Denver, Colorado

I was saddened to hear about Elsie's passing, today. I have many fond memories of evenings spent chatting around their kitchen table. In that difficult transition between the teenage years and adulthood, Leonard and Elsie always made me feel accepted and worthy of their friendship—and years later I discovered Elsie made the best hoagies in the world. My thoughts go out to Leonard, DeWayne, Arlin, Darla and Leavitt. I hope you feel supported by the love and care of your family and friends during this difficult time.

Jay Miller
Toronto, ON

Leonard and your family. Elsie was a wonderful woman who would do any for anyone. She was an excellent EMT. I am grateful to have known her. I’m sorry i Can not make the services. You will be in my thoughts and prayers at this time of grief. Love to all the family and friends. Love. ALF

Allison Fischy
Hagerstown , Maryland

Dear Family I am so sorry to hear about Elsie passing I wanted you all to know how much I loved Elsie and your family. I know that time passes by so quickly and I don't see much from the Dargan Church Family, but I often think about you all. May God be with all of you and always know that there is a special place in my heart for your family. I love you all. Joie

Joie Grim Inman
Dargan, Maryland

I would like to express my Condolences , Thoughts and Prayers onto the Horst Family at this difficult time . There are so many memories of Elsie and if you were a member of CRS or Maugansville Goodwill Vol. Fire Dept . that sooner or later you would come to know Elsie , In the time that I came to know her , I cannot ever think of a time that she wasn't ready to help anyone , and if you seen Elsie , Leonard wasn't far behind . She was a fantastic Lady and friend and so glad that I knew her , the world will be a lonely place without her . She has gone home to be with the lord . My thoughts and Prayers are with Leonard and family , May you find comfort and peace at this difficult time .

Donald l. Davis Jr.
Hagerstown, Maryland

Im sorry for ur loss .. and my prayers and thoughts goes out to the family

Tammy Guyer
Hagerstown , Maryland

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you go through this difficult time. Always enjoyed talking with her. May God be your comfort. Lloyd & Rachel Gingrich

Lloyd and Rachel Gingrich
Mercersburg, Pa.

Terry and I were so sad to hear of Miss Elsie’s passing. We always looked forward to her beautiful cards. Miss Elsie was one of the most beautiful souls we have had the pleasure to have known May our precious Lord wrap his loving arms around her family in this time of sorrow.

Terry and Wilma Moore
Boonsboro, MD

Rest in peace sweet lady.

Lisa (Holsinger) Eckel
Hagerstown , MD

My deepest condolences to the family of Elsie on her untimely passing. Elsie was a good friend and a great Godly lady; She will be missed. God bless.

Don Bolyard
Hagerstown, MD

You were a loving grandmother and great grandmother. Of the 6 ish years I knew you , I enjoyed the cards you made me and always making me feel welcome! You were an incredible person and I’m so glad I got to meet you Rip Elsie :(

So sorry to hear of Elsie’s passing. Take comfort in knowing she is rejoicing in Heaven. Prayers to you all during this difficult time.

Kim Torsiello
Mercersburg, PA

I will miss her so much. She always sent her homemade cards and so beautiful With encouragement. Such a beautiful person and compassionate.

Louella Rowland
Hagerstown , Maryland

So sorry to hear about Elsie. She will greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, Judy

Judy Topper
Hagerstown , Maryland

I’m so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if I can do anything for you when you are down for the service. With Love, Amy

Amy Gobat
Shippensburg, PA

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Elsie was a wonderful lady. God bless.

Dale and Kim Strite
Cocoa, Florida

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