Lois K. Horton

Lois K. Horton

Lois went to be with her Lord and to be reunited with her husband on Friday, April 27, 2018 in Kalamazoo.

She was born April 28, 1933 in Otsego, the daughter of Otis and Jean (Hendrick) Root. Lois spent 20 years as a playground, Special Education and office aid for the Plainwell Public Schools.

On April 3, 1954 in Otsego she married John “Ernie” Horton who passed away in 2011.

Surviving are her sons, Ernest (Jan) Horton of Plainwell, Ron Horton of Plainwell and Douglas (Sally) Horton of Kalamazoo; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Sharon Bolen; sister-in-law, Margaret (Monty)Miller; special cousins, Jean Jacobs and Rod (Carol) Mackay and special family members, Don (Kathy) Bergman and Brent Gettys.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Vernon.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A private family graveside service will held at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Lois may be made to the Church of Christ in Plainwell.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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  1. Lori,Jill and Marci Snyder says:

    Boys your Mom was a very special woman. She will be missed. Sending prays.

  2. Carolyn Jordan says:

    Ron & All whom Lois loved & cherished. Lois was such a joy to experience every time I encountered her at Starr Elementary. I can hear her laughter & see her eyes sparkle as she enjoyed a joke told. May all in her family be comforted by God’s love & His peace in your hearts.

  3. Mary Ellen Riggs says:

    So sorry to hear about Aunt Lois, I will miss our talks.
    My Prayers are with all of you.

    Mary Ellen Morrical, Riggs

  4. Williams Family says:

    The death of a loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are those who care about you and your family during this difficult time and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that “God is near to those that are broken at heart. Jehovah is the God of all comfort. My prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Linda Vanderberg says:

    So sorry about your mom. She will always hold a special place in my heart.
    Linda

  6. robert willover says:

    she was like a family member to me when i lived next door !! always willing to lend a hand or share a story!!just a great person with a big heart!!

  7. Judy Shumaker says:

    Ernie, I am so very, very sorry that you have lost your Mom. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family. I remember your Mom years ago when she worked at the elementary schools. She was a very nice lady and I know that all of you will miss her a lot. Take care and hang in there. Sending a lot of sympathy your way.

  8. Sue Gower says:

    Ernie-
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I will be thinking of you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

    Sue Gower

  9. DARLENE KOHN says:

    I remember the many times, Charlene and I would walk up to your house and spend the afternoon with your mother. She was a role model for us and like a second mother. Although time moved apart, I will never forget here. So very sorry for your loss.

  10. Christina Maddening says:

    Sorry about the loss of your mother. I always enjoyed talking to her. Back in the 70s and 80s we were very good Friends. She was a lovely per

  11. Christina Madden says:

    Sorry about the loss of your mother. I always enjoyed visiting with her.Back in the 70 s and 80 s. We were very good Friends. She was a very special person.

  12. Kassandra sego says:

    I had the pleasure to take care of Lois when she was at life care. She was a very sweet lady and holds a special place in my heart. She will be missed.

  13. Carol, Rod and Katrina MacKay says:

    OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES go out to RON and ALL OF THE FAMILY. LOIS A LOVING, CARING, THOUGHTFUL, FUNNY, SPECIAL COUSIN TO ROD and FAMILY. WE LOVE and WILL MISS LOIS SO VERY, VERY MUCH ESPECIALY THE WEEKLY CONVERSATIONS. ALL OF OUR LOVE, ROD, CAROL and KATRINA MACKAY XOXO

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