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Wilma Horton

May 28, 1931 — April 22, 2008

Wilma Horton

Wilma Horton, age 76, passed away peacefully, on April 22, 2008 surrounded by her loving family. Wilma was born in Gallatin County, on May 28, 1931 to the late Edward and Regina (McGrew) Keane. On, May 3, 1947, she married T. Monroe Horton who preceded her in death on November 20, 1993. On September 30, 2000, she married Noah Horton, Jr. who survives.

Wilma was a lifelong Christian woman serving the Lord as an active member of the Ridgway First Baptist Church. She was always faithful to be there for any dinner and to help each year with vacation bible school and any other church functions. Wilma and Noah Horton, Jr. blessed many people through this area with their singing abilities. They could often be heard at churches, nursing homes, Golden Circles, and the Baptist hour program.

Wilma worked for many years at the Ridgway school as a cook. She later went to work at Blevins Popcorn Company and continued working for the National Oats Company until her retirement. Wilma will truly be missed by anyone who ever knew her as she was always smiling, happy and willing to help anyone in anyway that she could. She was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt, and was a caretaker for many aunts and uncles throughout the years.

In addition to her husband, Junior and mother Regina Frailey of Eldorado, IL, she also leaves behind 2 Daughters, Mrs. Tom (Gloria) Clark of Evansville, IN, Mrs. Stan (Brenda) Patton of Mt. Vernon, IL, Grandchildren, Brian Clark, Chris Goebel, Shelly Kenneth, Sara Poole, Paul Clark, 8 Great Grandchildren, 3 Nieces and 1 nephew whom she helped raise. She was preceded in death by her father, husband and sister (Agnes Treat)

Services for Wilma will be Visitation, Wednesday April 23, 2008 from 5 to 8 PM at the Cox and son Funeral Home in Ridgway, the funeral will be Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment will be in Jackson Cemetery. Her minister Rev. Rob Gallion will officiate.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Diabetes foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



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