Walter Seigle Horner Jr.

Walter Seigle Horner Jr., 68, of Saint Mary's, Ohio passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2013 at Select Specialty Hospital in Akron, Ohio after an extended illness. He was born on August 1st, 1944 in Ravenna, Ohio to Walter (Jack) and Eloise (nee Marks) Horner, who preceded him in death. Mrs. Horner, through her mother, was a direct descendant of Stephen Meyers Jr.; the first settler of Streetsboro Township in 1822.

Walter (Jackie) spent the formative years of his life in Portage County. Upon graduation from Kent State University in 1966 with a degree in Education, he embarked upon a trip to Europe, studying in England and touring sites in France and elsewhere on the Continent. In later years he also traveled to Russia, Spain, and Mexico. Walter enjoyed a successful high school teaching career, first at Marysville, Ohio, and then at Wapakoneta, Ohio, where he taught Government, Civics, and other Social Studies courses, and from which school he retired from teaching in the late 1990's. After his retirement Walter remained active in the community as a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Garden Club, and the Wayne Street United Methodist Church. He was an avid historian and acted as the Walter Horner Family genealogist. Walter enjoyed spending time with his loved ones (especially Harry, Wills, Maxine & Boots) and numerous friends. Jules Dowling shared with him the love of animals, gardening, and the history of Auglaze County.

He was especially grateful for all of the kindnesses extended to him during this past year. Walter was preceded in death by his sister, Dixie Lee (Horner) Ullman. He is survived by his nieces, Kim Ullman (Mark Schmidt) of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Kyle Ullman (Richard Freeman) of Gosport, Indiana and numerous extended.

Calling hours for Walter will be from 10 AM to 1 PM on Saturday January 26th , 2013 in the Sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, 263 South Prospect St., Ravenna, Ohio 44266, with a memorial service to follow at 1 PM, the Rev. Stephen T. Sparling officiating. Immediately afterward a reception will be hosted in the Parlor for anyone wishing to attend. Burial will be a private ceremony in Riverside Cemetery, Shalersville, Ohio. Memorials in Walter's name may be made to the Historical Society of Portage County and to the Portage County Animal Protective League.

(RC 1-23, 24-2013)

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