A Celebration of Life Service for Jean Y. Horton, age 86, of Newark, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 15, at The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery.
Jean passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, Ohio.
She was born February 8, 1933 in Newark, Ohio to the late Paul E. and Catherine (Sensabaugh) Geidenberger.
Jean passed away on the same day as her husband, Richard William Horton, who died twenty-one years earlier. She treasured spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jean enjoyed collecting all types of Longaberger Baskets and was quite talented at creating many beautiful hand-made crafts.
She was quite the master of playing the “nickel card game” with her family. According to her family, Jean was the best at playing this traditional family game. Jean was a private, kind and caring woman who had a wonderful sense of humor. She graduated from Utica High School, with the class of 1951.
She is survived by two daughters, Constance L. “Connie” (Mike Martin) Smith of Florida and Roseanne "Rose" Horton of Florida; a son, Paul (Kathy) Horton of Ohio; very special sister, “Susie” Brown of Newark; two nephews, Shaun Brown and Mike Brown; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Richard William Horton (1998) whom she married in October 1956; and a son, Richard William Horton, Jr.
Family and friends are welcome to call, laugh and share stories of remembrance with the family on Thursday, March 14, from 4-7 p.m. at The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jean’s name to the Foundation for Central Ohio Hospice, Post Office Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058 or to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 3 International Drive, Suite 200, Rye Brook, New York 10573.