Evelyn M. Horner
May 3, 1932 - April 6, 2010
DAYTON - Evelyn May Horner, 77, of Dayton, MI, passed away of natural causes on April 6, 2010, at Lakeland Hospital, Niles, MI. Evelyn was born May 3, 1932, in Three Rivers, MI, to Roy M. and Anna (Tarman-Mishler) Knapp, who preceded her in death. On August 16, 1952, she married Lawrence E. Horner, celebrating 57 years of marriage in 2009. Evelyn is survived by her husband; her son, Michael, and daughter Dianna, both of LaPorte, IN; three grandchildren, Michael, Britney and Ariel Horner; and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Willodean (Revy LeRoy) Smith of Niles; one brother, Gerald (Mary Carol) Knapp of Columbus, OH; 25 nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were two sisters, LaVon Spriestersbach and Carol Cooper; and also five brothers, Marvel, Harold and Nelson Mishler, and Lowell and Merrill Knapp. Evelyn had worked at American Home Foods, and also did home care. A memorial service on her behalf was held April 9, 2010, at Calvary Tabernacle in Three Oaks, with Pastor Brad Payne officiating. Special music was performed by nieces, Deborah Johnson and Rebekah Cooke, both of Conway, South Carolina. Her cremated remains with be interred at Posy Chapel Cemetery, Rolling Prairie, IN, at a later date. Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan, handled arrangements.
Published by South Bend Tribune on Apr. 20, 2010.
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