Roger Gerald Horne Sr., 81, of Lee's Summit, Mo., went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at his home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Lee's Summit First Assembly of God, 425 SW Oldham Parkway, Lee's Summit, MO 64081. Burial at New Salem Cemetery, Independence, Mo. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at the church. Roger was born Nov. 19, 1935, in Cushing, Minn., the son of Rodney F. and Evelyn (Pankratz) Horne. He married Donna Payne on June 24, 1954, in Independence. Roger was employed as a machinist for Allied Signal in Kansas City for 40 years, and was a member of Local Lodge #314. He was a committed Christian who was dedicated to his wife and 12 children. He was a huge fan of the Royals and Chiefs. Roger was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and David Horne; and an infant granddaughter, Kelsey Horne. His survivors include his wife of 62 years, Donna Horne of the home; five daughters, Diana Abbott of Lee's Summit, Robin (Michael) Roberts of Lee's Summit, Dereen (Matt) Fortsch of Joplin, Mo., Deborah (James) Funk of North Kansas City, Mo., and Roxanne (Steven) Lowe of Blue Springs, Mo.; seven sons, Roger (Lynne) Horne Jr. of Lee's Summit, Randy (Netta) Horne of Kansas City, Kan., Dennis (Kim) Horne of Overland Park, Kan., Richard (Connie) Horne of Lee's Summit, Douglas (Robin) Horne of Belton, Mo., Russell (Kerry) Horne of Kansas City, Mo., and Robert (Lauri) Horne of Raytown, Mo.; 38 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vicki (Ron) Turley of Lee's Summit, and Jeanette (Bill) Grubb of Blue Springs. Arr.: Royer's New Salem Funeral Home, Independence, (816) 796-8600.
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Published by Kansas City Star on Nov. 26, 2016.