Arvella M. "Mickey" Horner nee Kelley was born in Pauls Valley, OK on Monday,. August 9, 1937 to Andrew Venus Kelley and Rosa Mae (Reynolds) Kelley. She passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 in Steelville, MO at the age of 82 years, 11 months, and 8 days.
Mickey accepted the Lord at a young age. She attended Fremont High School in Oakland, CA. She met her husband Jack at a dance after her brother Andy asked her to go with a group of friends. It was love at first sight. Mickey and Jack married on April 23, 1955 in Reno, NV. They were married 54 years. They raised their family in Fremont, CA. Mickey enjoyed singing, (especially harmony), playing the guitar, camping, boating, water skiing, traveling on the open road, and later flying their private airplane. She also enjoyed genealogy. After Jack’s retirement they moved to the Viburnum, MO area to be near her brother and sister’s family. They both took up bus driving for the Viburnum School District and enjoyed all of the children. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Rosa Mae Kelley; husband Jack Horner; sons Ronald Horner and Lawrence "Larry" Horner; daughter Cynthia Lynette Horner; granddaughter Lana Horner; brothers Andrew (Bernadette "Bunny") Kelly and Robert Kelley; sisters Rosa Lee (Maximo "Sam") Reyes and Ruby (Lou) DeMorrow.
She is survived by her son Mark Steven (Kathy) Horner of Pasadena, MD; daughters Lorilei (Brian) Siemens of Silverdale, WA and Deborah Lynne (James "Skip") Jones of Orangevale, CA; daughters-in-law Mary Horner of Hayward, CA and Cindy Peters of Danville, CA; sister-in-law Tina Childers of Gilroy, CA; grandchildren Steven, Shellie, Jill (Sal), Jason (Heidi), Heather, Donald (Krista), Angel, Sean, Errick, Kala, Chelsea (Jesse), Megan, Kimberly, Amanda, Michelle (Nick), Julie (Jarrod), and David; great grandchildren Richard, Haylee, Neveah, Shania, Destaney, Hannah, Melody, Jack, Daniel, Jayden, Micah, Brooklynne, Roman, Destiny, Payton, Jordyn, Logan, Riley, Jaelynn, Joelle, Jesse Jr., Sophia, and Ava; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation was from 11:00AM to 12:00PM on Friday, July 24, 2020. Funeral Service followed at 12:00PM with Pastor Justin Perry officiating. Burial was at Viburnum Baptist Cemetery, Viburnum, MO.
All arrangements under the care of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, MO.
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