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HORN, Jennifer

Our beloved Jennifer accomplished so much in her short 24 years. Born on March 10, 1989 at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, TX and passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, (April 2, 2013). Jennifer is survived by her mother and stepfather, Shannon and Paul Harvill, of Simsbury, her father and stepmother, Jim and Penny Horn of California, and siblings, Jimmy Horn of Brooklyn, NY, Melissa Horn, Matthew Harvill, Christopher Harvill, of Simsbury, Tyler Horn, and Wyatt Horn of California. Grandparents, Donna McManus of Rhode Island, John McManus and his spouse Erika Walz of Florida and Beverly Ann Lucey of California. Jennifer was preceded in death by E.P and Pauline Harvill of Texas, Loretta McManus and Eleonora Burke of Rhode Island. Jennifer is survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved her very much. Jennifer graduated from Northwest Catholic High School in 2007, where she was the captain of the Girls varsity Soccer team, a sport she had been playing since age four. She was awarded the Coaches Award as a senior. Jennifer started her college career at Midwestern State in Northwest Texas, followed by Central Connecticut State University. She studied abroad at the University of Ghana, which gave her the experience needed to assist at-risk youths. This lead her to apply those skills in the NYC area. She started helping at Sheepshead Bay HS with City Year NYC, while still in College at CCSU. She graduated the following semester in December 2012, and immediately went back to NYC accepting a position with AmericaCorps in the Harlem Middle Schools with the juvenile court system as a truancy counselor and mentor. Jennifer's focus was on the kids and helping them get back on track. She will be dearly missed by her students and co-workers. Some may have thought these were futile challenges but Jennifer saw them as achievable and realistic opportunities to impact the future. Jennifer lived the quote, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"-Nelson Mandela. Jennifer enjoyed her many trips to California visiting her father and step mother. Recently Jennifer, with the assistance of her father, became a registered citizen of the Chickasaw Nation.
Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, on Sunday, April 7 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, April 8, 10 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 265 Stratton Brook Road in West Simsbury. Burial will follow in Simsbury Cemetery. Donations in her memory would be welcomed at City Year, 20 West 22nd St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY, 10010 or at http://www.cityyear.org/donate.aspx. Please visit Jennifer's "Book of Memories" at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.

Published in The Hartford Courant from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2013
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