Verla Faye Horton

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Verla Faye Horton, 77, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

She was born March 6, 1940, in Barry County, the daughter of Melvin and Epsie (Fletcher) Shrum. On Nov. 15, 1957, she was united in marriage to Charles Horton, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one daughter, Sharon Carlin and her husband Jerald; two sons, Leon Horton and his wife Madeline, and Rick Horton and his wife Roxann, all of Rocky Comfort; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one step-great granddaughter.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Lloyd Shrum and Roy Shrum, and one sister, Erma Shockley.

She received her education at Southwest School in Washburn. For 30 years, she was employed at Sunbeam in Neosho, from which she retired. She was a member of Living Word Mission Church.

Funeral services were held Thursday at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Billy Joe Gentry conducted the services. Burial was at Union Cemetery in Stella.

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