|Birth: ||Aug. 19, 1921|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 2000|
Mary Elizabeth Turney Horner, 78, of Oak Ridge, died Friday, June 16, 2000, in Oak Ridge, after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Horner came to Oak Ridge during World War II to work as a lab technician at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant. It was at Y-12 where she met her husband, Donald Eugene Horner, a chemist in the Army assigned to Oak Ridge. Mr. Horner died on May 26, 1988.
The couple were married at the Chapel on the Hill in 1946 and lived in Clinton for several years. They later established a home in Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Horner was a member of the Timely Topics Club in Clinton and of the Oak Ridge Woman's Club, and she was a longtime member of the New York Avenue Church of Christ. Among her interests were painting, sewing and reading, her family said.
She was born Aug. 19, 1921, in Auburntown, Tenn., the daughter of Armine Kennedy Turney and Joseph Monroe Turney, who are deceased. She attended Middle Tennessee State University.
Mrs. Horner is survived by her daughter, Dianne Elizabeth Wooten and her husband, John Wesley Wooten, and their daughters, Rachel Elizabeth and Mary Katherine, all of Oak Ridge; her sisters-in-law, Mary Francis Turney, Evelyn Turney and Mary Jane Sheetz; her brother-in-law, Owen Sheetz; her cousin, Anna Lou Moore; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and her parents, two brothers, Harry Bradley Turney and James Clark Turney, died earlier.
A graveside service was held Sunday, June 18, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
Weatherford Mortuary handled arrangements.
Published in The Oak Ridger, June 19, 2000
Donald Eugene Horner (1922 - 1988)
Oak Ridge Memorial Park
Plot: Christus Garden Lot 7 A 2
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Dec 01, 2009
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