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1939 Sylvia 2021

Sylvia Horn

October 27, 1939 — March 21, 2021

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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Saturday, May 1, 2021

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Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church, Mt Holly Springs

202 W Butler St, Mount Holly Springs, PA 17065

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