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Norma Lou Horton

Edwardsville | Tuesday, April 26 2016

Norma Lou Horton, 88, of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away at 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at her home.
She was born December 20, 1927 in Greenville, Illinois, a daughter of the late Bert and Flossie (Hobler) Sexton.
She married Velmar Herbert Horton in 1954 in East St. Louis and he preceded her in death in 1989.
Norma retired from the Triad School District in 2014 after 15 years of dedicated service as the bus driver of bus #15. She was a founding and the eldest member of Bethel Baptist Church in Troy where she was very dedicated and active throughout the years. She had a special love for Cardinal birds and was also a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. She enjoyed her days of gardening, her love for flowers and listening to music. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.
She is survived by two sons and their spouses, Mark Horton and Al Greenough of Edwardsville and Bill and Joy Horton of Edwardsville; four grandchildren, Aaron, Angie and Adam Horton and Alton Greenough; seven great grandchildren, Ashley, Dakota, Ali and Kaleb Greenough and Cheyenne and Andrew Brase and Joseph Schieffer; sister-in-law, Viola Sexton of Troy, Illinois; nieces and nephews, Ketra Howard, Mike Sexton, Linda Sexton, Donna Sexton, Leanne MacRae and Virgil Horton; other extended family and many dear friends. In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Amos, Thurman, Floyd and Donald "Soug" Sexton.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon, Illinois on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Tim Lewis officiating.
Memorials may be made to Celtic Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.

Norma Lou Horton, 88, of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away at 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at her home.
She was born December 20, 1927 in Greenville, Illinois, a daughter of the late Bert and Flossie (Hobler) Sexton.
She married Velmar Herbert Horton in 1954 in East St. Louis and he preceded her in death in 1989.
Norma retired from the Triad School District in 2014 after 15 years of dedicated service as the bus driver of bus #15. She was a founding and the eldest member of Bethel Baptist Church in Troy where she was very dedicated and active throughout the years. She had a special love for Cardinal birds and was also a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. She enjoyed her days of gardening, her love for flowers and listening to music. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.
She is survived by two sons and their spouses, Mark Horton and Al Greenough of Edwardsville and Bill and Joy Horton of Edwardsville; four grandchildren, Aaron, Angie and Adam Horton and Alton Greenough; seven great grandchildren, Ashley, Dakota, Ali and Kaleb Greenough and Cheyenne and Andrew Brase and Joseph Schieffer; sister-in-law, Viola Sexton of Troy, Illinois; nieces and nephews, Ketra Howard, Mike Sexton, Linda Sexton, Donna Sexton, Leanne MacRae and Virgil Horton; other extended family and many dear friends. In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Amos, Thurman, Floyd and Donald "Soug" Sexton.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon, Illinois on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Tim Lewis officiating.
Memorials may be made to Celtic Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/goedwardsville/obituary.aspx?n=norma-horton&pid=179810079&fhid=19072#sthash.eQtCUX1d.dpuf


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Irwin Chapel Funeral Home

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