Ferne Horton


LAKIN — Ferne L. Horton, 87, of Lakin, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at High Plains Retirement Village, Lakin.

LAKIN — Ferne L. Horton, 87, of Lakin, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at High Plains Retirement Village, Lakin.

She was born March 28, 1927, in Carroll County, Iowa, to Clarence Edward and Marien Louise Steigerwalt Dickson. She graduated from Carroll High School in Carroll, Iowa.

On Sept. 20, 1945, she married George O. Horton in Milford, Iowa. They have lived in Lakin since 1970. He died Aug. 17, 1997. She also was preceded in death by an infant sister; two other sisters, Betty Ann Oller and Ruth E. Brown; and two brothers, Robert C. Dickson and Ronald E. Dickson.

A homemaker, Mrs. Horton also worked with her husband in their farming and custom harvesting business. She enjoyed handiwork, fishing and gardening.

Survivors include a son, George R. Horton of Sun City, Ariz.; and a grandson, George R. Horton Jr., of Peoria, Ariz.

Funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin. Burial will follow at Lakin Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 4 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be given at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com. Memorials are suggested to Kearny County Home Health, in care of the funeral home, 508 N. Main St., Lakin, KS 67860.

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