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Kathryn Marie Horton
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 a graveside service at 1:00 p.m. at the Vandalia Cemetery.
Officiating will be: Rev. Marvin Jones.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Kathryn Marie (Butts) Horton passed away at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2007 at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. She had been a member of the First Christian Church in Vandalia while living here. Kathryn worked at Louisiana Plastics for over 25 years until her retirement in 1995. In 1997, she moved to Lima, Illinois to be close to family. Kathryn was a happy woman who always had a smile on her face and a laugh in her heart. She took great pleasure in telling stories of her early years growing up on a Depression Era farm in Missouri. She most loved spending time with her family at BBQs, holidays, birthday parties and Tuesday dinner. Kathryn was proud of being crowned Queen of North Adams Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since 2000, in May 2004.
Born: July 27, 1930 in Middletown, Missouri the daughter of Sylvester Walter and Geneva (Fisher) Butts.
Married: Arlie Horton Jr. on July 11, 1948 in Vandalia; he survives.
Survivors include: two sons, Walter Horton and his wife, Naomi of Basco, Illinois; Johnny Horton of Vandalia, Missouri; one daughter, Neva Nelson and husband, Stephen of Lima, Illinois; five grandchildren, Erica Lafeber and husband, Andrew of Basco, Illinois; Eric Horton of Basco; Michelle Nelson of Carthage, Illinois; Denise Lund and husband, Jeremy of Cross Plaines, Wisconsin; Jamie Horton Sr. of Vandalia; one step-grandchild, Chuck Motley of West Point, Illinois; six great-grandchildren, Haley Horton, Dalton Sherman, Devin Lafeber all of Basco; Stephen Lund of Cross Plains and Jamie Horton Jr. and Levi Horton both of Vandalia.
Preceded in death by: parents; two brothers, Kenneth "Phil" Butts and Marion "Ben" Butts and an infant daughter, Beverly Kay Horton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the North Adams Nursing Home in Menden, Illinois or the Blessing Hospital Hospice in Quincy, Illinois.
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