2008-12-04 / Obituaries

Robert W. Horton

St. Thomas, 82

Robert Ward "Bob" Horton, 82, St. Thomas, died Sunday, november 23, 2008, at his home.

He was born June 23, 1926, in McConnellsburg, to Russell and Ethel (Doyle) Horton. He was married to Margaret Stains on September 7, 1952.

He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He was retired from Letterkenny Army Depot after 37 years as a security officer and truck driver.

He was a member of St. Thomas United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Masons Mount Zion Lodge #774 and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Harrisburg. He was also a member of NARFE Chapter 1063 and AARP Norland Chapter. He loved to travel with his wife and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandson.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret M. Horton; his daughters: Diane M. Mackey (wife of Wayne), Chambersburg; and Debra A. Englehart (wife of Joseph) Lugoff, S.C.; brother Gary A. Horton (husband of Christine), McConnellsburg; sister Delores J. Hund (wife of Robert), Silver Spring, Md.; grandchildren: Christine D. Shaffer (wife of Christopher), Joseph A. Englehart, Michael T. Englehart and great-grandson Dylan Robert Shaffer, all of Lugoff, S.C; and a sister-in-law, Betty V. Horton, St. Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Ethel Horton; and a brother, John Horton.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 26, at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Ltd., St. Thomas. Rev. Paul Crawford officiated. Burial was made in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas United Methodist Church, 360 St. Thomas-Edenville Road, St. Thomas, PA 17252 or Lutheran Home Care and Hospice Inc., 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202. Online condolences may be made at kelso-corneliusfuneralhomes. com.

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