Thelma G. Horn

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Thelma Grace Kinna Horn, 79, of Frederick, and a resident of Homewood for seven years, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born Oct. 6, 1934, in Old Braddock, she was the daughter of the late Atlee Charles and Gladys Elvira Dixon Kinna. She was the wife of Charles David Horn, who died Jan. 8, 1998.

She was a 1952 graduate of Frederick High School and the lunch bunch. She and her husband started Horn Electric Service in 1958, where she worked as the company bookkeeper and together they ran the business until 1996, when their son took over.

She held many national, regional, state and local offices, including president, of the Shangri-La Unit of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary Frederick. She carried the National Colors of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary at Arlington National Cemetery for many years. She was a life member and past Bethel Guardian of Bethel No. 28 Job's Daughters and also a member of the Eastern Star.

She was past president of the Love, Care and Concern Auxiliary of Vindobona Nursing Home. She also enjoyed participating with the Sunshine Readers of Homewood, which helps Monocacy Elementary School. She and her husband helped start the Booster Club for the athletics for their children's School, Heritage Academy. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

She enjoyed traveling and met her goal of visiting all 50 states, as well as many countries. She and her spouse enjoyed skating at Braddock Roller Rink and Starland Roller Rink, where she met him. She won many trophies playing Jeopardy and other trivia games at Homewood. She liked to collect Longaberger baskets and she enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren and her many friends.

Surviving are children Charles A. "Chip" Horn and wife Dawn, and April Horn Ausherman and husband Dwayne, all of Frederick, and Jo Ann Horn Cashman and husband Andy, of New Windsor; grandchildren Noah C. Horn, Harmony B. Horn, Drew Cashman and Cody E. Cashman; sister Janice Virginia Hicks and husband Bob, of St. Louis, Mo.; nieces and nephew Kym Roberson, Jennifer Nordstrom and Jerry Hicks; brothers-in-law Richard Smith, and Tom Horn and wife Junia; sisters-in-law Anna Stup, Ethel Schmidt, and Betty College and husband Durban; many other nieces and nephews; and a family friend, Odetta Brown.

She was predeceased by a sister, Dolly Mae Smith.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Etchison Memorial Chapel of the funeral home, with the Rev. Ronald E. Reaves officiating. Interment will follow in the Clustered Spires Cemetery in Frederick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children International Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, or email [email protected]; or to a .

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Keeney & Basford P.A. Funeral Home
106 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Published in Carroll County Times on Oct. 10, 2013
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