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Roy Henry Horn

03 December, 2007 by troy glidden

Mr. Roy Henry Horn, 93, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away to his heavenly home at 7:13 a.m., Monday, December 3rd, 2007 while in the company of family members at Hutchinson Hospital, Hutchinson, Kansas.

Roy Henry Horn, the son of John Russell and Mable (Buehre) Horn, was born February 18, 1914 on his parents farm south of McPherson, Kansas. He was one of five children, three sons and two daughters: Ray, Richard, Ruth, Roy, and Betty. Growing up, Roy learned early on that he loved farming and he helped his siblings with all the chores. Roy attended and graduated from the Victory Country School. He then attended and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas.

Roy was united in marriage to Melois Fern Koehn on January 18, 1959 at West Zion Mennonite Church, Moundridge, Kansas. The young couple established their first home together on his parents farm South of McPherson. This union was blessed with the birth of two children, one daughter and one son: Pamela and Alan. The family joined the First Baptist Church in McPherson and were faithful members. They were members of the O.U.R. Sunday School Class and Roy had served as President a couple times. They later joined the Y.E.S. Sunday School class when the O.U.R. class disbanded. Roy enjoyed working on the farm and being out-of-doors. He and Fern worked part-time for the Santa Fe country school South of McPherson as custodians. Roy really enjoyed the kids at the school. Roy was a member of the Elk’s Lodge B.P.O.E. #502, McPherson and Farm Bureau. Roy and Fern have been volunteering for many years at the McPherson County Food Bank.

Roy was a faithful Christian, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. His wise counsel, gentle guidance, gracious smile, and happy go lucky nature will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. Roy was very proud of his children and always wanted the best for them. He was especially fond of his grandchildren always looking forward to their visits and times they would share together. Roy always looked forward to Sunday dinners with all the family. He was always ready to eat Fern’s pies and if he had his way, that’s all he would eat. Roy never met a stranger and was a very giving person. Roy and Fern enjoyed traveling and going on trips.

Following a sudden illness, Mr. Roy H. Horn, 93, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away to his heavenly home at 7:13 a.m., on Monday, December 3rd, 2007 while in the company of family members at the Hutchinson Hospital, Hutchinson, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Ray and Richard, and sister Ruth Esau.

Surviving members of Roy’s family include his loving and devoted wife of over forty-eight years, Fern Horn, of the home, McPherson, Kansas; his daughter, Pamela R. Samuels and her husband Allan, of McPherson, Kansas; his son, Alan K. Horn and his wife Rebecca, of McPherson, Kansas; his sister, Betty Storm, and her husband Delbert, of Bella Vista, Arkansas; four grandchildren, David Samuels of McPherson, Stephanie Trevett and her husband Josh, of Grove, Oklahoma, Dustin Horn, of McPherson, Kansas, and Mariah Horn, of McPherson, Kansas; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.. at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas.

The funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Les Cantrell on Thursday, December 6, 2007, 10:30 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, McPherson, Kansas. Special music “Nearing The Shore” will be sung by Rene and Jim Pauls with Jim accompanying. The congregation will sing Hymn #490 “Rock of Ages” and “I’ll Sing Holy” sung by the Wright Trio will be played.

The final resting place will be the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of McPherson and can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

Allan Samuels Todd Carlson Josh Trevett
Danny Koehn Cullen Crosthwaite Gary Koehn

Roger Horn Stephanie Trevett David Samuels
Dustin Horn Mariah Horn Janey Crosthwaite

Jim Anderson Maury Edmonds

Posted By Julie Vogts on 05 December, 2007
My prayers are with you Fern and your family. I really enjoyed working with Roy the past 2 years, he was a really sweet man! Please let me know if I can do anything!

God Bless you all,
Julie Vogts
Farm Bureau Insurance

Posted By Kathy Love on 05 December, 2007
Pam, Fern and Family
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Let us know if there is anything that we can do for your family.

Posted By Cindy Skinner Reeh on 04 December, 2007
Alan,I remember your dad from back when we had the hardware store on main street--he was such a nice man. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted By Ernestine Baise on 04 December, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Roy's family. I knew Roy for many years and he was a very good person. My brother, Delbert Storm, married his sister, Betty, and my special love and caring goes out to her.

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