RUSSELL — Whilmetta Marie Horn, 91, died Oct. 19 at Vintage Place in Russell. Born on Oct. 7, 1921, on the family farm southeast of Russell, she was the daughter of Emanuel and Mary Elizabeth (Milberger) Dumler. She attended Pioneer School and later attended school in Russell, graduating from Russell High School in 1939. A resident of the Russell community, she worked at the Home State Bank in Russell. On Sept. 21, 1947 she married Max P. Horn in Russell. He preceded her in death on April 24, 2001.
Mrs. Horn was a lifetime member of St. John Lutheran Church where she was active in her Circle, taught Sunday school for many years, and later served on the alter guild. For many years she helped tend to the Secret Garden located in the center of the church.
Survivors include her son Bill Horn of Brookfield, Ill.; and sister Irene Virginia Boxberger of Great Bend
Celebration of Whilmetta’s Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, at St. John Lutheran Church with Pastor Roger Dennis officiating. Burial will follow at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Russell. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary with the family present to greet friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Memorials are suggested to St. John Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.
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Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 23, 2012