Verna H. Horning, 87, long-time Horning’s Market worker, had 230 great-grandkids

By on May 7, 2014


Verna H. Horning, 87, of Myerstown, entered into rest Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the home of her daughter, Lena Mae and Elton Eby of Terre Hill.

She was the wife of the late Paul B. Horning, who died on January 17, 1975 and she married on December 16, 1948. She was born on February 20, 1927 in West Earl Township, Groffdale area, Lancaster County, a daughter of the late Ammon and Katie (Heller) Hoover.

Verna was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference and a long time employee of Horning’s Market of Myerstown.

Surviving are two daughters: Martha and Willis Martin, Pine Grove; Lena Mae and Elton Eby, Terre Hill; nine sons, Wilmer and Anna Mary Horning, Port Byron, N.Y., Luke and Lena Mae Horning, Rutledge, Miss., Joseph and Mabel Horning, Myerstown, Robert and Ruth Ann Horning, Cato, N.Y., Carl and Ruth Horning, Cato, N.Y., Raymond and Sylvia Horning, Lebanon, James and Ruth Horning, Port Byron, N.Y., Elvin and Jean Horning, Myerstown, Titus and Joyce Horning, Ickesburg. Also surviving are sister: Sarah, widow of Amos Weaver, Newville; and brother: Ammon Hoover, Manheim; 85 grandchildren; and 230 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by sister: Kathryn wife of Lloyd Wenger; brothers: Ivan Hoover and Titus Hoover; a stillborn son; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Services were held May 8 at Fairview Mennonite Church, Myerstown. Interment followed in the adjoining church cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Clauser Funeral Home, Schaefferstown, is handling her arrangements. Visit to offer condolences to the family.

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