Source: Samuel Landon Horner Obituary

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Sam Horner Is Heart Victim

Samuel Landon Horner, 64 years old farmer living died of a heart attack Thursday at his home. Mr. Horner came to Wayne County with his parents in 1889 and has lived on the same farm home for the past thirty years. He was at one time a township clerk and was active in politics and community interest. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the home and the Sewal church. The Rev. J. W. Gruber, pastor of the Allerton Methodist church, officiated. Interment was made in the Shriver cemetery. For the service, two songs, 'When They Say Goodnight Here And Gocd Morning Up There' and 'Have Thine Own Way Lord', were sung by a quartet. The singers were Mrs. O. C. Stephenson, Mrs. Bert Van Fleet, Leslie Davis and T. J. Yeager. Miss Joy Prince accompanied at the piano. Mrs. Stephenson also sang a solo, When They Ring Those Golden Bells'. The pallbearers were Rola Cobb, O. C. Stepbenson, Ernest Kimple and Henry Hellman.

Samuel L. Homer was the son of Landon and Sarah Ann Homer and was born in Brown county, Kansas, March 31, 1872. When quite young the family moved to Woodford county, Ill., and later to Wayne county.

Mr. Homer was married to Anna Florence Hammond September 10, 1902 and to this union five children were born. One daughter, Mrs. Blanche Morris, passed away January 16. 1928.

The four children, who with his wife, survive, are Mrs. Alma Morris of Allerton, Mrs. Wilma Dunshee and Roy of near Harvard, and Faye Lucille, at home. (Five grandchildren, a brother, Harve of near Cambrla, and a sister, Mrs. Ella Bowman of Corydon, also survive.

He was a good neighbor and received the nspeet of all with whom be encountered, either through business or social activities. His home was a chief source of joy in his life.


Sam Horner, 64, Victim of Heart Attack THURSDAY

Death Came unexpectedly as Well known farmer was Preparing to Butcher. Samuel L. Horner, 64, a prominent Jackson township farmer died of a heart attack at his home, one mile south of Harvard, Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. The death was quite unexpected and came as Homer was preparing to butcher some hogs.

Funeral services were held in the U. B. church at Sewal at 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The Rev. Mr. W. Gruber of Allerton was in charge.

Two songs, 'Have Thine Own Way, Lord' and 'When They Say Goodnight Here and Goodmorning Up There', were sung by a quartette composed of Mrs. O. C. Stephenson, Mrs. Bert Van Fleet, Leslie Davis and T. J. Yeager, with Miss Joy Prince at the piano. Mrs. Stephenson also sang a solo, 'When They Ring Those Golden Bells'.

Pallbearers were Rola Cobb, O. C. Stephenson, Earnest Johnson, Albert Klinger, Harry Kimple and Henry Heilman. Burial was made in the Shriver Cemetery. The following obituary was read at the Services: Samuel Landon Homer, son of Landon and Sarah Ann Horner, was born in Brown County, Kans., March 31, 1872. When quite young he moved with his parents to Woodford County, Illinois, and in 1883 they moved to Wayne County, Iowa, where they located in Jackson township, west of Harvard. He lived there with his parents while he grew to manhood.

On September 10, 1902, he was united in marriage to Anna Florence Hammond. To this union were born five children. One, Mrs. Blanche Morris, passed away January 16, 1928. Nine years ago the day of the funeral.

'Sam', as he was called by everyone, was a very careful and industrious farmer and has lived at the present home for thirty years. He was public spirited and always took an interest in politics, education and other activities. He served as township clerk and held other offices in the community. He was a good neighbor and held the respect of all with whom he came in contact or had business transactions. Last, but not least, lie was a loving father and grandfather and his home and family was a great pride in his life.

He leaves behind his loving wife and four children: Mrs. Alma Morris of Allerton, Mrs. Wilma Dunshee and Roy of near Harvard and Faye Lucille at home. Also surviving are five grandchildren; one brother, Harve Horner, of Cambria; one sister, Mrs. Ella Bowman, of Corydon; and a great host of other relatives and friends.

Type: Public Announcement

Date: 1937-01-16

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