Welcome to the memorial page for

George "Bill" Van Horn

January 9, 1927 ~ January 12, 2018 (age 91)

George William "Bill" Van Horn, age 91, most recently of Churubusco, passed away at 8:05 a.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Parkview Whitley Hospital.

He was born on January 9, 1927 in Belmont County, Ohio. He was the only son of Albert and Lela (Neuhart) Vanhorn. He spent his formative years on the family farm helping his dad farm.

Bill served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was married on August 26, 1948 to Alice Spearman in her parents’ home.

Bill worked in his early years as a Livestock Driver and also was a drainage contractor. Later he worked as an Insurance Salesman before retiring from the Ohio Department of Transportation.

In his free time, he loved being outside with his draft Horses. He was a member of the Pulaskiville Community Bible Church and the Central Ohio Wagon Train Club. Bill had a servant’s heart and he enjoyed taking his draft horses and wagon around to area parades and fairs to give people rides in his covered wagon. He also served as the community Santa Claus for 50 years.

Bill is survived by his son, Rick (Kathryn) Van Horn of Churubusco; a son-in-law, Jamie (Debbie) Taylor; six grandchildren, David (Kim) Van Horn, Nathan (Amanda) Van Horn, Kaly Van Horn, Anna Van Horn, Jamie (Misty) Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor; eight great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Alice Van Horn; a daughter, LeeAnn Taylor; an infant son, David William Van Horn; two sisters, Bessie Shinaberry and Mary Underwood.

Calling will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Calling also at the Snyder Funeral Home Craven Chapel 67 North Main Street, Mount Gilead, Oh on Tuesday, January 16, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm or one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Services will begin at 11:00 AM, at Snyder Funeral Home Craven Chapel on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

 Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Christ Community Church Building Fund.

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Charitable donations may be made to:

Christ Community Church Building Fund
Churubusco IN 46723

 Service Information

January 15, 2018

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

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