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Kathryn B. Horn


Kathryn B. Horn, 96, of Maplewood, passed away at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at The Pavilion, Sidney.

She was born in New Hampshire, Ohio, on April 15, 1916, to the late Ray Everett and A. Cleo Brunson Smith.

On Jan. 27, 1934, she married Joseph M. Horn and he preceded her in death Aug. 31, 1982. She also was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sharon Jane Horn; an infant son, Jackie Melvin Horn; a grandson, Steven Gene Mitchell; and two brothers, Emerson and Gary Smith.

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.

She was retired from ITE in Bellefontaine and was a member of the Maplewood United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

She loved to crochet, play cards and 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 conducts a funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Maplewood United Methodist Church, 21544 Maplewood Road, Maplewood, with visitation one hour prior.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Maplewood United Methodist Church or charities of the donors’ choices.

Arrangements were handled by the Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home, Jackson Center, where condolences may be expressed at

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