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Evelyn "June" (Naphew) Horner

March 24, 1935 ~ July 30, 2022 (age 87)

Obituary

Evelyn June Horner, 87, of Kokomo, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday evening at 9:23 p.m., July 30, 2022, from her home. She was born March 24, 1935, in Kokomo to Glenn E. and Eva B. (Blood) Naphew.   She married Jesse B. Horner on July 5, 1953, in the Rock Prairie Baptist Church in Tipton County.  Jesse preceded her in death on February 10, 2022.

 

June had a deep love and gift for music. At an early age she learned to play the piano and accordion. Being the daughter of an evangelist, she used these talents to play in evangelistic crusades.  She went on to become an accomplished pianist having studied piano and music theory and teaching piano throughout her life. She passed on her gift of music to many of her children and grandchildren.

 

She also had a deep love for Jesus and shared that love with others. This went hand in hand, joining her husband, Jesse, in ministry as a missionary, pastor’s wife, and mentor to women, as well as using her musical gifts playing piano and organ in the churches which they served.

 

June always dreamed of having a large family, to which God faithfully provided; blessing her and Jesse with 7 children, 16 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.  Her sacrificial love and giving to her family was a beautiful example and embodiment of Proverbs 31. As a result of her faithfulness, “Her children rise up and call her blessed.”

 

Surviving family include her children, Kim (Paris) Horner, Kokomo; Kerri (Bob) Pattison, Kokomo; Stan (Lisa) Horner, Anderson; Traci (Chuck) Renbarger, Jonesboro; Lori (Patrick) Connelly, Perrysburg, OH; Todd Horner, Seattle, WA; and Tory (Mariah) Horner of Kokomo.  She is also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Jesse, twin infant sisters Laura and Louise Naphew, brother John Naphew, sisters Viola “Dot” Hodson and Irma Hankins, and daughter-in-law Noelle Brown.  The family wishes to extend a special thank you to our dear family friend, Pam Goodman, as well as Kindred Hospice staff, Chrissy, Sarah, and Sherri for their exemplary care.

 

Visitation will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, August 5th at First Congregational Church, 505 W. Mulberry Street, Kokomo with a Celebration of Life service immediately following.  Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery in Kokomo.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice or Wallace Elementary School of Integrated Arts in June’s honor.  Murray Weaver Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Funeral Service


Services

Visitation
Friday
August 5, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
First Congregational Church (Kokomo)

Funeral Service
Friday
August 5, 2022

1:00 PM
First Congregational Church (Kokomo)

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