Kenly C. Van Horn, 65

January 04, 2011
  • Kenly C. Van Horn
Kenly C. Van Horn

MARCH 17, 1945-JAN. 3, 2011

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Kenly C. Van Horn, age 65, of 167 Baumgardner Drive, Greencastle, Pa., died at 8:40 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at his home following a brief illness.

Born March 17, 1945, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Doris Van Horn Chambers and Joseph Van Horn.

He and his wife, Carol A. (Rachuba) Van Horn, were married Oct. 22, 1966, in Baltimore.

He retired from General Motors in Martinsburg, W.Va., after 41 years of employment.  

Ken was a member of the United Auto Workers, and a social member of the Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319 of Greencastle. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Ken enjoyed reading and gardening, and loved being with his friends and family, especially his granddaughter Emma.

Surviving family, in addition to his wife of 44 years, are one son, Christopher, and wife Mary Van Horn of Waynesboro, Pa.; one daughter, Amy, and husband Brian Newell of Mercersburg, Pa.; one granddaughter, Emma Newell; and four brothers, Robert Wolfe, Pasadena, Md., Clayton Wolfe, Baltimore, Md., Warren Van Horn, Marietta, Ga., and John Van Horn, Lansdale, Pa.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. from Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa., with Father Keith Carroll officiating. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Joseph's Monastery Parish, 251 S. Morley St., Baltimore, MD 21229.

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