Mildred Estella <I>Sheller</I> Horst


Mildred Estella Sheller Horst

Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 9 Dec 1981 (aged 70)
Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 13603969 View Source

Services for Mrs. Mildred S. Horst, 70, former teacher, college trustee and president of various historical organizations who died at 7:55 a.m. Dec. 9, 1981, in Menno Haven Nursing Home where she resided, will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the First Lutheran Church with the Rev. Charles M. Heaps and the Rev. J. Mark Stauffer officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Horst, widow of the late Hon. Enos H. Horst, state representative, died folling a lenthy illness.

Former teacher in the Chambersburg School District and former trustee of Shippensburg State College, she was associated with the family business, Horst Electric, until the time of her illness. She was also a registered genealogist and notary public.

Born March 7, 1911, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Harry T. and Esta Lesher Sheller.

A graduate of Wilson College Mrs. Horst was past regent of Franklin County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; past regent, Rocy Spring Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists; past president of the Cumberland Valley Chapter, Pennsylvania Society and National Society of U.S. Daughters of 1812 and organizaing president of Jean Ribault Chapter, Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania.

She was state chaplain, Pennsylvania State Society. Daughters of the American Revolution from 1977 until 1980; past president, Central Pennsylvania Regents Club and past president, Chambersburg Area Council of Republican Women. She also held many offices in the above organizations.

Mrs. Horst was member and past president of the Church council and teacher of the Sunday School of First Evangelical Lutheran Church for more than 25 years.

She was a member of Martha Custis Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; German Society of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Society, Daughters of Colonial Wars; Sons and Daughters of Pilgrims; National Gavel Club; National Trusts for Historic Preservation; Kittochtinny Historical Society; Board of Directors of Franklin County Heritage and Pennsylvania Chapter of Palatines to America.

Her husband died Nov. 10, 1967. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Burkey, Chambersburg, and a granddaughter.

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