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ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Ann Senn Horne, 86, of Anna Maria Island, passed away November 10, 2018, surrounded by love, laughter and her devoted family.
Born in Bartow, Florida, December 14, 1931, to Thelma Keller and John Washington 'Jake' Senn, she graduated from Summerlin Institute in 1950 and attended Newberry (SC) College. Ann studied Court Reporting with Emily Mann and was Emily's first student. Later, she founded Ann S. Horne Reporting Service, which grew into an influential firm that is still respected by many in the legal community today. She retired in 1997 and moved full time to 'her' island. Her love of Anna Maria Island began in the late '30s and continued until her last breath, where she loved every sunset. She joined Lynn D. Horne in marriage in 1957, the two built homes in Bartow, Woodfin Mountain, NC, Anna Maria Island and a wonderful life together. Dynamite definitely comes in small packages. She loved her dogs, being surrounded by laughter and all manner of family, but she especially loved her Boys. She is dearly loved and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was an example to many. She and Lynn taught High School Seniors Sunday School at First Baptist Church in Bartow for 25 years and cherished the relationships, those years of service provided them.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Lynn D. Horne, Sr.; her beloved sons: Lynn D. Horne, Jr. (Sandy), and John Curtis Horne (Amanda), her four nieces: Debby (Bill), Kathy (Bubba), Stephany (David) & Julie (Ed); her grandchildren Nic (Stephanie), Jake Ann & Trey; and great grandchildren Audrianna Ann and Trenton Horne. Additionally, she was a surrogate mom to large crews of her children's friends who benefited from her free spirit, wise advice, which was usually administered with vodka.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date to raise a glass to a life well lived. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to our Grade Level Reading Program, Dive Into Reading in care of Manatee Community Foundation, 2820 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton 34205. Condolences at


Published in Ledger from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2018
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