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Catherine W. "Kate" Horne

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Catherine W. "Kate" Horne Obituary
Catherine W. (Kate) Horne, age 95, a longtime resident of Hendersonville, NC, died peacefully at Sacred Heart Assisted Living in Center Valley, PA on May 21, 2016.
Kate was born in Pine Bluff, AR to Clifton M. and Catherine (Ryall) Winters in January 1921. She graduated from Pine Bluff High School and attended Texas State College for Women. During World War II she worked for the US Government as a secretary, first in the Yukon Territory in Canada and later in the Panama Canal Zone, where she met her first husband, E. Kermit Harbaugh, to whom she was married until his death in 1970. They lived in Mountainside, NJ and raised two sons and a daughter there. Kate was active in her church and other volunteer activities and was an avid gardener. She spent as much time as possible in the beach cottage on Long Beach Island, NJ that she and Kermit built before his death. In 1976 she married Leonard R. Pickel and they retired first to Hilton Head, SC and later to Hendersonville. He passed away in 1992. In 1995 she married William H. Horne of Hendersonville and they were devoted companions until his death in October 2015. They lived in The Oaks and later at Lake Point Landing. Kate volunteered at the local hospital and with the Council on Aging.
Kate was predeceased by her parents and her two sisters. She is survived by three children and their spouses: Jeff Harbaugh and Diane Wagner of Bellevue, WA, Jim and Eleanor Harbaugh of Hellertown, PA, and Jane and David Graham of Seattle, WA, as well as six grandsons: Wesley and Wyatt Harbaugh, Adam and Michael Harbaugh and Connor and CJ Graham, and one great grandson, Cale Harbaugh. Kate has been buried at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, NJ next to her first husband. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Habitat for Humanity of Henderson County or the Council on Aging of Hendersonville.
Published in The Times-News from June 2 to June 3, 2016
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