Erla H. Horst, 64, Ephrata, Landis Homes worker, Martindale Mennonite member

By on December 27, 2017

Erla H. Horst, 64, of Ephrata, died unexpectedly on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in Ephrata Township, she was a daughter of the late Eli M. and Annie H. (Horst) Horst.

She worked for many years as a dietary aide at Landis Homes and was a member of the Martindale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

The family would like to thank the staff at Fairmount Homes and Lancaster General Hospital for their kind and professional care given to Erla.

Surviving is a brother: Eli M. Jr., married to Jennie (Eberly) Horst of Denver; and four sisters: Vera, married to Elvin Martin of Ephrata; Minerva, married to Abram Brubaker of New Holland; Eleanor Martin of Middlebury, Ind.; and Anna Mary, married to Enos Weaver Jr. of New Holland.

Preceding her in death is a sister: Verna Mae Horst; and a brother-in-law: Lloyd M. Weaver.

Services were held Dec. 27 at Fairmount Homes, Ephrata, with the Bishop Amos G. Martin officiating. Interment was in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fairmount Homes Sharing Fund, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522.

Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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