Kathryn B. Horn, 96, of Maplewood, passed away at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2012 at The Pavilion in Sidney. She was born in New Hampshire, Ohio on April 15, 1916 to the late Ray Everett and A. Cleo (Brunson) Smith.
On January 27, 1934 she married Joseph M. Horn and he preceded her in death August 31, 1982. An infant daughter Sharon Jane Horn, an infant son Jackie Melvin Horn; a grandson Steven Gene Mitchell; and two brothers Emerson and Gary Smith also preceded her in death.
She is survived by her two daughters Judy (Edward) Vance of Sidney and Elaine (Gene) Mitchell of Maplewood; grandchildren, Teresa (Bruce) Mitchell-Baker; Sherri (Jerry) Herring, Michael (Jill) Mitchell, Todd Price, Tim (Kay) Price, Amanda Vance and Mary Kathryn (Brian) Rachel; great grandchildren, Heidi Baker, Amy Baker, Jessie Baker, Steven (Chelsea) Herring, Justin Herring, Grady Mitchell, Cody Carr, Tasha Sumner, Ryan Price, Rodney Fuller, Nate Fuller, Nick Dill, Keshia Dill, Taylor Schlosser, Lauryn Rachel, George Rachel and Emma Rachel; great-great grandchildren, Kyle, Madison, Jaden, Avery, Trey, Zoey, Kylie, Arianna, Za-mya, Za-Lynn and Cheyanne Herring; a sister, Audree Helterbrand of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.
Kathryn retired from ITE in Bellefontaine. She was a member of the Maplewood United Methodist Church and belonged to the UMW. She loved to crochet, play cards, play bingo, read and watch TV. She especially loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Kathryn said, “It’s important to stay happy and appreciate everything you have.”
Pastor Bill Halter will conduct a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Maplewood United Methodist Church, 21544 Maplewood Road, Maplewood, Ohio. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral.
Memorial contributions may be made in Kathryn’s memory to the Maplewood United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home in Jackson Center. Condolences may be expressed at www.smith-eichholtz.com.