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Memorial Service

Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church, Mt Holly Springs
Saturday May 1st, 2021

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Sylvia Horn

Sylvia Mae Horn, 81, of Mt. Holly Springs, PA, entered eternal rest on Sunday, March 21, 2021, in the Transitions at Claremont facility. She was born in Carlisle to the late Stanley and Della Mae (Williams) Stover and was the widow of Donald Horn, Sr.

Sylvia graduated from Carlisle High School, Class of 1957, where she enjoyed participating in theatre and choir.  She retired from the U.S. Army War College where she worked as administrative assistant in the Child Development Center. She also served in other positions at United Telephone, Kaiser’s, McCoy Electronics, Pennsylvania Dutch Candies, GS Electric, and Painting Red Rhinos.  She was an original and faithful member of the Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church where she coordinated volunteer turkey bakers for many community turkey dinners, stitched numerous quilts, and served in many other church capacities, including Sunday school teacher. Sylvia was an avid seamstress, quilter and needleworker; her baby quilts swaddled infants from James Wilson Safe Harbour and Ukraine orphanages, the lap robes comforted US Veterans and the elderly, and the scarves and hats she crocheted warmed homeless children and adults in Cumberland County. Sylvia was well-regarded for her delicious, melt-in-your-mouth, soft sugar cookies, Shoofly cakes, pies, and potato salad. Her busy, industrious hands were matched with a generous, compassionate heart, and patient, listening ears; for all these wonderful qualities that Sylvia embodied, her family, friends, and community are forever grateful and will miss deeply.

Surviving are her children, Donald L. Horn, Jr. of Shippensburg, Stanley A. Horn and companion, Barbara Kuhn of Carlisle, and Kelly Woods and husband Mark of Carlisle; grandchildren, Jessica Miller of Boiling Springs, Marshall Woods of Carlisle, and Valerie Woods of Shippensburg; and great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Lucas Miller. Also surviving are siblings, Ken Franklin of St. Thomas, and Linda Watson of Shippensburg; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Della; husband, Donald; siblings: Andrew Stover, Marie Franklin Martin Brame, Shirley Franklin Smith, James Stover, Gerald Stover, Patricia Stover Seyler, Ronald Stover, and Robert Franklin.

The family thanks all of the outstanding staff of Transitions at Claremont for the excellent care provided to Sylvia.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 11:00 AM in the Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church, 202 W. Butler St., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065 with Rev. Donna Hildebrand officiating, and burial will be in the Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church.

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My heart was blessed by Sylvia, she was someone who touched my heart, and opened her arms to give me love and a friend and she was my second Momma, we shared love and laughter, tears and so many great memories. I will cherish every memory,  every visit, every phone call. She has blessed me with her love, her passion, her big open heart. She has blessed our church and everyone that knew her. I will miss her tremendously. I truly loved her. And her family.  May God strength live on with her memories.  I will never forget what she did for me. I love you Sylvia

CharlotteMae Couch Mar 28 2021 12:00 AM

Sylvia was one of the nicest people I've ever known. We became friends in high school and remained friends ever after. She was a wonderful, giving, caring, and hardworking person who will be missed by family and friends alike. There's no doubt in my mind that she's been welcomed to Heaven by open arms.Rest in peace.my friend. You've earned it.My deepest sympathy to the family.

Virginia Stone Mar 28 2021 12:00 AM

To Sylvia’s family and friends, I send our deepest condolences and prayers.  Sylvia was once my neighbor and always to me a life long friend and mentor.  Through good times and bad, she taught so many of us what it is to be a Christian.  She gave,.... she loved,....she forgave,..... she served....and she trusted that God was with us every step of the way and that His will was being accomplished.  Sometimes she didn’t understand ....but she always trusted.  I will miss her welcoming arms and her smile and those twinkling eyes.  Thank you Lord, for the gift of this, my friend.

Mary Ibbotson Mar 28 2021 12:00 AM

I am so very blessed to have been a part of your mom's journey and to share friendship with her for many years.  I will never forget her and will carry her memory in my heart always.

Lori Martin Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM

Horn family,       It was truly a blessing to have known your mother! She blessed each one of us with her love! She taught so many of us at MHS United Methodist church!  May she be reunited with the love of her life & her savior!  God bless you during this very difficult time! The Baer family

Douglas Baer Mar 24 2021 12:00 AM

To the family, I am sending my love and condolences.  Miss Sylvia was an earthly angel to me as a teen.  We will treasure my beloved quilt that has been handed down to my grandchildren.  I have wonderful memories and a grateful heart for knowing her.  Rest in Paradise.

Victoria Graves Mar 24 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you Sylvia for your compassion and contributions to our community. Fly high with all the angels and we know you will always be watching over us. Rest In Peace.

Dan Bretzman Family Mar 24 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for ur loss! She was well loved & will be missed by many! Prayers to u all! Rip Sylvia! God bless

Kimberly Group Miller Mar 24 2021 12:00 AM

So grateful the last memory I have of her she was smiles and happy. So will forever be missed❤️ from Amy Byers & family 🙏

Amy Byers Mar 24 2021 12:00 AM

Sylvia was a dear friend! I was so blessed to have her friendship for 50 some years! Although we lived far apart these last years we always kept in touch often! Will miss her but know she’s with Jesus !♥️

Cynthia cook Mar 24 2021 12:00 AM

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