The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 26, 2014

Jean E. Horton

NEOSHO, Mo. — Jean E Horton, 79, passed away peacefully on Jan. 23, 2014, at her home in Neosho after a short illness.

She was born in Highland Park, Mich. Aug. 10, 1934. She resided 46 years in Monroe, Mich. and moved to Newtonia, Mo. in 1980. She was the daughter of the late Lee and Ethel Fisher. Jean attended Monroe County High School and graduated in 1951.

She was married to Wendell L Horton May 8, 1964. They were married almost 50 years.

Jean attended Monark Springs Baptist Church. She retired from Freeman Neosho Hospital where she worked in the dietary department. She also had previously worked at Nysingers in Neosho and Granby Manufacturing. Those who knew Jean knew she had a love of sewing and cooking. She had a ready smile and was always willing to help anyone in need.

Jean is survived by and will be missed dearly by her husband, Wendell; sister and brother-n-law, Mable and Richard Bodoh; sons, Donald and James Rhodus and Steve Horton; daughter and son-n-law, Peggy and Jeff Malasek; eight grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be at Monark Springs Baptist Church on Feb. 1, at 3 p.m.

Donations may be sent to Monark Springs Baptist Church.

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