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1913 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Fannie Horst Obituary
Fannie Horst

1913 - 2015 BENNINGTON Fannie P. Horst, age 102, a resident of Pleasant Valley Road and most recently the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Fannie was born in Bennington, VT on April 8, 1913, the daughter of the John and Etta (Noyes) Percey. She married George Horst on July 1, 1939 who predeceased her on December 1, 2001 after 62 years of marriage. Together they raised two children, Barry Horst of Bennington and Gail (Horst) Blakeslee and her husband Robert, of Ft. Meyers, FL. Fannie received her education in North Bennington Elementary and High Schools. She graduated in 1934 from North Adams State Teachers' College in North Adams, MA, with a BS Degree in Education. She started her teaching career in one room schoolhouses in and around Bennington. She then continued teaching first grade in Bennington Elementary School, retiring in 1975 after 42 years of service. Throughout her life, she lived and worked on the family farm while teaching school and raising her two children. She enjoyed vegetable gardening, canning and also loved travel. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a member of the local, state and national teacher's organizations, including Delta Kappa Gamma and Retired Teachers. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours scheduled. Memorial contributions may be made to the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation Activities Fund through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201. Guestbook condolences may be made at : www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 18, 2015
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