Alice E. Horst, 90, homemaker, Weaverland Menn. Church member, enjoyed cooking

By on August 30, 2017

Alice E. Horst, 90, formerly of East Earl, passed away Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center.

She was the loving wife of J. Earl Horst Sr., who preceded her in death in 2010. Born in Earl Township, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Anna (Martin) Esbenshade.

She was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church and a homemaker. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking and baking, flower and vegetable gardening, and needlework.

Alice is survived by five children: Wilmer Horst, husband of Naomi (Zeiset), of New Holland; J. Earl Horst Jr., husband of Pamela (Arndt), of Ephrata; Wilma Ricker, wife of Glenn, of Gordonville; Beulah Snavely, wife of Joseph, of Manheim; and Barry Horst, husband of Sharon (Martin), of New Holland; two sisters: Margaret Wyble of New Holland; and Anna Mary Horst, wife of David S., of Ephrata; 15 grandchildren: Stephen, Mike, Jeremy, Kevin, Dawn, Korey, Keri, Petru, Ioana, Tyler, Hillary, Kelsey, Alyssa, Jessalyn, and Mikayla; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters: Velma Weaver, Viola Buch, Helen Esbenshade, and Bertha Martin; a granddaughter: Kendra Weaver; and a son-in-law: Carl Weaver.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m., at the Weaverland Mennonite Church, 210 Weaverland Valley Road, East Earl, with Pastor Brian Martin officiating. Interment will be held privately in the adjoining cemetery. A 30-minute viewing will precede the service.

To send the family online condolences, visit groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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