Muriel A. Horning
unknown - March 29, 2012
Muriel A. Horning, 77, a resident of Marcellus, for 38 years and Brattleboro, VT, for the past 15 years, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2012. Muriel was born in Cortland, NY and grew up in Polkville, NY on the family farm. She was the daughter of the late Merle and Grace Gilbertson. Muriel graduated from Cortland High School in 1953 and married George W. Horning in 1954. She moved with him to Springfield College in Massachusetts, where she worked as a private secretary in the student coordinator office, part time at the Basketball Hall of Fame and at the college post office. Muriel moved to Marcellus in 1960 and became an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. She was proud of being part of a committee that brought “Miss Beverly’s Dancing School” to Marcellus. She was also a member of the Home Bureau Ext. of the Marcellus Hospitality Club and enjoyed being part of her bridge club. She worked as a realtor for Yuhas Real Estate for 23 years. In 1998, Muriel moved to Brattleboro, VT to be closer to her children and grandchildren and enjoyed her new friends, neighborhood craft groups, gardening, and volunteering in the “Strolling of the Heifers” organization.
Muriel was predeceased by her husband George W. Horning and is survived by three children, George W. Horning, Jr. and wife Ann of Jeffersonville, VT, Becky Daitch and husband Bryan of Topsfield, MA, Gretchen Hunter and husband Craig of Manchester, VT. Grandchildren Wesley Horning and partner Dawn Levielle, Emily Horning, Jake Daitch, Ben and Kate Hunter. Great grandchildren Isaiah and Aiden Horning. Also survived by a brother, Richard Gilbertson and his wife Yola of Plymouth, MI. A remembrance and celebration of Muriel’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Marcellus, followed by a reception in the church hall where the family will receive friends. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. cancer.org.