Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Robert Eugene "Bob" Horner, 87, of Cassville, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, where he had been a resident for five years. He was born on April 6, 1925, son of Loren and Alma (White) Horner, at Cassville.

He attended school at the Horner rural school and later in the Cassville public schools. He served in France during World War II from 1944 to1945 as an infantryman in the 3rd Army and was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in the Battle of the Bulge. He was discharged in 1946 and returned to Barry County. He married Irene McGlothlin on March 3, 1953, and they made their home near Cassville where they raised three children. He also worked at the shoe factory in Cassville for 14 years.

Survivors include: two sons, Robert "Burl" Horner and his wife Monica, of Cassville, and Joe Horner and his wife, Vanessa, of Columbia; one daughter, Holly and her husband, Bob Bishop, of Montgomery City; three grandchildren; and one brother, Bill and his wife, Adella, of Cassville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Irene, on April 15, 2009.