News Death Notice
HORNUNG, Mildred L. After a long grateful life of love, family bonds, service and travel Mildred L. Hornung passed away on January 25, 2011. Born March 13, 1920, in Benton County, Arkansas, Mildred was the third of five children of George Henry and Della (Slinkard) Mills. Following graduation from Garfield High School in 1936, Mildred joined her elder sister, Leona Morris in Ross, Ohio. There she met her beloved husband, Homer Gray Hornung. Married on October 28, 1939, they moved through life together for fifty-four years, beginning and ending in Lima, Ohio. Survivors include children: Linda L. Philpott, Aurora, Colorado; Janet H. Ferguson (Donald), Kettering, Ohio; Joan E. Nicolet (Larry), Zionsville, Indiana; Neal E. Hornung(Patricia Dannhausen), Lima, Ohio; brother George H. Mills, Rogers, Arkansas; and sister-in-law Jean Mills, Indianapolis, Indiana. Other survivors include grandchildren Rebecca Schwartz (Jeff), Rachel Donville (Jeff), Mindy Nicolet, Molly Nicolet, Mark Nicolet (Meagan), Damon Hornung (Dana), Justin Hornung (Wanda); and great-grandchildren Jared and Jadon Schwartz, Eva and Leo Donville, Logan Hornung, and Branden Hornung. Special among 21 surviving nieces and nephews is Maxine Rudicil and her husband, Richard. After Homer's WWII Army service, Mildred and Homer resided in Hamilton, Canton, Zanesville, Wintersville, Newark and Lima, Ohio, following the 40 year career path of Homer, an electrical engineer with the Ohio Power Company. At midlife Mildred fulfilled her dream by graduating from Lima Technical College and working as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, League of Women Voters, the Republican Party, and was a Red Cross volunteer and Allen County Historical Museum docent. Mildred and Homer gained knowledge by reading and traveling together. During retirement many happy winters were spent as "Winter Texans" in Brownsville. By 80 years of age Mildred had visited all fifty states ending with an Alaskan tour as a widow. Mildred will join Homer for eternity in Venice Cemetery, Ross, Ohio, less than one mile from their first meeting. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 29 at 1:30 pm at the Charles C. Young Funeral Home, 4032 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross, Ohio. (www.charlesyoungfuneralhome.com) Donations honoring Mildred Hornung may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 301 W. Market Street, Lima OH 45801 or The American Red Cross.