Margaret A. “Daisy” Herbst

Margaret A. “Daisy” Herbst, 91, of 153 Queens Road, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 26, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center.

She was born September 8, 1921 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Harry S. and Margaret C. Doyle Ford.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1939.

On January 22, 1944 in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Anthony F. “Tony” Herbst, who preceded her in death on July 12, 2000.

She is survived by four daughters, Karen Herbst of Pittsburgh, Andrea Herbst of St. Marys, Mary Peiffer and her husband Greg of Franklin, and Ruth Swihart and her husband Brad of Lakewood, CO; twelve grandchildren, Donny Nunamaker, Tony Nunamaker, Debbie Manning, Tom Nunamaker, Chuck Nunamaker, Kim Nunamaker, Patty Wickett, Erica Peiffer, Megan Peiffer, Julie Peiffer, Jon Swihart, and Mark Swihart; and fourteen great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, M. Louise Nunamaker in 1992; a son-in-law, Donald Nunamaker in 2002; two sisters, Mary Ganoe and Alice Ford; and two brothers, Gilbert Ford and Harold Ford.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Herbst was a member of the Queen of the World Church.  She volunteered in the Queen of the World School and Elk County Catholic High School Cafeterias and the Blood Mobile.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, July 29, 2013, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday evening, July 28, 2013, from 5:00 till 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

David Weaver (Rita Vollmer) July 27, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I remember the good times when the Herbst family got together. Uncle Tony playing softball where the house now sits. The Christmas visits and the good times!

Mike, Mark, Sarah and I offer our sympathy. May she rest in peace!!

Sharon (Farrell) Hazen July 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Karen & Family,
My sympathies to you all, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, and may all of your memories bring you peace of mind.

My condolences,

Teresa Pontzer July 29, 2013 at 12:14 am

Andrea and all family,
She was a pleasure to care for. I was honored to meet your family. You all have my deepest sympathies.

Crystal Gornati July 29, 2013 at 7:20 am

Deb and family,
So sorry to hear of your Grandma’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers in this sad time.

Janice (Ford) Rovnak August 1, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Andrea and Family,
I just found out about your Mom’s passing. I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of grief. God Bless.

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