Mary Ann Horton

Mary Ann Horton

Mary passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

She was born December 9, 1931 in Alamo Township to Jesse and Anne (Veldt) McBride. Mary enjoyed cooking, camping and watching the freighters on the lakes. She was skilled at knitting and crocheting. In February of 1950 she married Charles Horton who passed away in 1997.

Surviving are her 7 children, Phillip (Sue) Horton of Lawton, Gregory (Cindy) Horton of Allegan, Kenneth (Mary) Horton of Allegan, Keith Horton of Kalamazoo, Charles Horton of Allegan, James (Linda) Horton of Mattawan and Carol (Dan) Jackson of Gobles; 16 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and another due soon; her siblings, Betty McBride of Allegan, Robert McBride of TX, Rose Ellen Kerns of Grand Rapids, Susan (Allan) Meade of Fennville, John McBride of Allegan, Richard (Pat) McBride of Grand Junction and Beverly Jean Berge of Gobles; and by her sisters-in-law, Sylvia McKeown, Marjorie Horton and Janet McBride.

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

Friends may visit with Mary’s family from 6 to 8 P.M. Monday, April 27, 2015 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Burial will take place Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Lindsley Cemetery in Cheshire Township.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the Salvation Army or Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes. Messages of condolence may be posted at


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  1. Ann Stough and Kandi Gibson says:

    Beverly. Our deepest sympathies to you and your whole family . Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. We pray that God will comfort you and give you strength at this difficult time.
    Love and Blessings
    Ann and Kandi

  2. sheila Baughman Teachout says:

    My prayers go out to you all at a time of your loss may god put his arms around u all at this time and days ahead.

  3. Shirley Sutton says:

    Mary has always had such a lovely soul and her laughter could fill any space with joy, I will miss her deeply she always welcomed me with open arms. My prayers are with my son, Ryan, and the rest of her large family.

  4. Danielle Kimmel says:

    Charlie, Ken, Keith, Greg, Carol, Phil, Jim, and family:

    I am sorry for your loss. Grandma Mary was a special lady, she never forgot a face or a name. She loved her family and truly enjoyed all of the grandkids,. She will be sadly missed by all.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the Horton/McBride family in this sad time.

    Danielle Kimmel (Wycoff)

  5. Margaret Brown says:

    My condolences to Mary’s family. May your memories ease your pain. My thoughts & prayers are with each & everyone of you in your time of sorrow. God Bless!

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