Services for Gloria Ruth Hargadine Horne, 88, of Ada are 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, Rev. Buddy Baltimore will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Hampton Inn in Ada Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Mrs. Horne died Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Springdale, AR. She was born February 7, 1927 in Lewis, Edwards County, Kansas to William Lee and Bessie Leona Burcher Hargadine. She attended grade school at Southside Grade School in Kinsley, KS and finished her education at the Winona Consolidated School, Winona, KS in 1945 where she received a four-year Honor Scholarship to Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, KS. She later attended nursing school in Denver, CO until its closure at the end of World War II. She then moved to Pratt, KS and was employed with Bell Telephone as a Supervisor from about 1946 until her marriage.
She married Raymond Stanley Horne December 30, 1951 at the First Presbyterian Church in Pratt, KS. He preceded her in death June 28, 2002 in Ada. Mr. and Mrs. Horne moved to Ada January 1952 from Pratt. Mrs. Horne was a bookkeeper at East Central University in the business office from 1977 – 1989. Previously, she worked as a part-time bookkeeper for McFarland-Robertson about 1970 and later for Green’s Glass Company. She attended East Central University from 1975 – 1977.
Mrs. Horne joined the First Presbyterian Church in 1952. She served as an Elder, was involved with the Youth Nursery and many other areas of the church. She was a member of the Rotary Club (Rotaryann), where she served as President in 1979. She was active with the Boy Scouts of America, a Cub Scout Leader, Troop 9 Committee Chairperson, Troop Unit Commissioner and a Camp Fire Leader. She was the recipient of the Silver Fawn in 1974, the highest council awarded to women volunteers at the time. She was inducted into the Harry Miller District Hall of Fame as a Charter Member in 1987. She was a James E. West fellow and Harry Miller Hall of Fame selection committee for several years. Mrs. Horne devoted over 44 years of service to scouting.
Survivors include three sons, David L. Horne, Yukon, Michael S. Horne and Linda Baker, Ponca City and Richard N. Horne and wife Ginger, Springdale, AR; a daughter, Cynthia L. Horne Jones and Harold “Skip” Benson, Jr. , Conrad, MT; a brother, Leslie Hargadine and wife Margie, McPherson, KS; a sister, Shirley Dean, Pratt, KS; 12 grandchildren, Sean (Kristen), Adam (Trista), Brenton (Jennifer), Emily, Matthew (Ashely), Susan, Miles (Diana), Anders, Ian, Camryn, Calan and Kaitlyn; and eight great-grandchildren, Kierstin, Kameron, Nathaniel, Donald, Kailey and Eleanor all of Montana, and Bennett and Bliss of Ada.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Myron Hargadine; brothers-in-law, Joe Dean and Lawrence Hall; sister-in-law, Beverly Horne Hall; and daughter-in-law, Karen Horne.
Bearers will be her grandsons, Sean and Adam Jones, Brenton, Matthew, Miles, Anders, and Ian Horne and friend, Kurt Jackson. Honorary bearers will be grandson, Calan Horne and extended family member, Kenneth Murphy, and friends, Angus McFarlane and Clyde Butler.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, Oklahoma Chapter, 2448 E. 81st Street, Ste. 3000, Tulsa, OK 74137; the American Diabetes Association, 4334 NW Expressway, #265, Oklahoma City, OK 73116; the Arbuckle Area Council Boy Scouts of America, P. O. Box 5309, Ardmore, OK 73403; the First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 56, Ada, OK 74821; or charity of choice.
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Criswell Funeral Home, Ada