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Margaret Ruth Horstman

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Oct. 1, 1923--June 19, 2009

Margaret R. Horstman, 85, of Evansville passed away June 19at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle after a prolonged illness.

Margaret was born the youngest daughter of James and Matilda (Mundorf) Lashley in Evansville on October 1, 1923. In 1947, she married Faril A. Ward, Jr., Evansville, who passed away in an industrial accident in October 1948 in South Bend, Ind.

On August 25, 1957, she married Edward F. Horstman and was his devoted companion until his death in 1985.

Margaret graduated from Reitz High School in Evansville in 1940 and worked during the war at Republic Aviation. Over her lifetime, she worked as a secretary for Charles Leick & Co., the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association and Welborn Hospital in the school of nursing and in the business office.

Since 1957, Margaret was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a proud member of the VFW 1114 Ladies Auxiliary for many years.

Survivors include her son, Faril Alan Ward and his wife Maribeth of Greencastle, and two grandsons, Stuart Stephen Ward of Kansas City, Missouri and Robert "Bo" Walker of Greencastle. She is also survived by two granddaughters, Krissy Wade of Highland and Keely Davenport of Bloomington as well as 3 great grandchildren, Matthew, Riley and Emma Wade.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, sister Helen Ohning and Helen's husband, Fritz.

Friends may call at the Alexander West Funeral Home, Evansville from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 22 and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 23.

The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. June 23. Interment will follow at the Lutheran Cemetery in Evansville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW 1114.