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Evelyn W. Horst

The Baltimore Sun

Evelyn W. Horst, a homemaker, volunteer and artist, died of a stroke Dec. 9 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 95.

Evelyn Emma White was born in Baltimore and raised on Allegheny Avenue in Towson. She was a graduate of Towson High School and earned her teaching certificate in 1930 from the old Maryland State Normal School, now Towson University.

She taught English at Towson Elementary School before her 1934 marriage to John H. Horst. The couple lived on Chestnut Avenue for many years before moving to the Blakehurst Retirement Community in 1993.

Mr. Horst, the former chief executive officer of Lord Baltimore Laundry, died in 1993.

During World War II, Mrs. Horst was a Red Cross volunteer, and she volunteered for decades at Johns Hopkins Hospital, family members said. She was also a longtime member of the Franklin Square Hospital Center Auxiliary.

Mrs. Horst, who studied at the Polly Mitchell School of Art, enjoyed painting flower arrangements.

"For inspiration, she often turned to the Burpee Seed catalog," said her daughter, Jean Horst Gore of Ruxton.

She studied music at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and Goucher College and also enjoyed singing. At Blakehurst, she sang with the Merry Makers.

She was an avid golfer and a member of the Baltimore Country Club, where she was a member of the Ladies Nine Hole group.

Mrs. Horst enjoyed vacationing at Turtle Island, Maine, and at Fair Prospect Farm, a family-owned farm on Kent Island.

She was a communicant for 63 years of Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave., Towson, where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Also surviving are five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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