Nancy Jane Horner
Nancy Jane Horner, 71, of Lewisburg, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at her home.

She was born July 21, 1948, in Johnstown, a daughter of the late James R. and Mary Jane (Beynon) Gary. In 1985, she married Floyd I. "Pete" Horner who preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2011. Together they celebrated 25 years of marriage.

Nancy was a graduate of Richland High School, Johnstown.
A retired administrative assistant, she worked for many years in the Trust Department at AmeriServ Financial in Johnstown, and most recently at the Union County Treasurer's Office in Lewisburg.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Lewisburg. Nancy was also a member of the Kratzer-Dull American Legion Post #182 Auxiliary and the Lewisburg Garden Club.

A thoughtful and truly kind-hearted soul, Nancy was loved by all who knew her. In 2013, she moved from Johnstown to Lewisburg to be closer to her daughter and her family.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Mark R. and Ann (Hartoon) Kessler, of Fort Collins, Colo.; one daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline and Billy Kelly, of Lewisburg; two stepdaughters, Karen (Horner) Kovach, of Texas, and Michelle (Horner) Freeman, of South Carolina; one stepson and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Pam (Berg) Horner, of Texas; one brother and sister-in-law, James R. and Rosemary Gary, of Nevada; one sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Jack Stropko, of Colorado; one sister-in-law, Tammy Gary, of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Melody Kessler, Allison Palmer, Jane and Lilliana Kelly; five stepgrandchildren, Todd Kovach, Stewart and Channing Freeman, Joshua and Tyler Horner; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother, George Gary; and a step grandson, Jon Kovach.

Family and friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 42 S. Fourth St., Lewisburg, with the Rev. Daniel Wilt, officiating.

A private burial will be held in Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 42 S. Fourth St., Lewisburg, PA 17837.

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Published on November 12, 2019


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Steve Burns
Nov 14, 2019
I loved Nancy, and she was part of my crew at the the are Abeyance Legions, and anytime we all got together at each others' homes. It will be difficult not seeing her, or singing songs asking with her that I played on a jukebox. Our favorite to sing together was "Long Tall Glasses" by Leo Sayer. It may never be the same for me again, but it will always remind me if the pure and loving soul she shared with us all. Now she really can dance, oh yes she can dance, and with Victor Sylvester and Rudy Valentino. I just wish that... next week she's coming back for more. Will love and miss you always my dear friend!
Ed and Sharon Snyder Fiske
Nov 13, 2019
We will so miss you kund and gentle soul Nancy, we both miss you to the moon and back ♡♡
Mary Menges
Nov 13, 2019
I was honored to be Nancy's best friend. We shared so much. I know she is reunited in Heaven with all her loved ones that have gone before her. I will miss her laugh and all our deep conversations about life. I love you Nancy and will see you one day on the other side.
Nov 13, 2019
One the most sweetest caring souls ever. Nancy always had a smile and made anyone who crossed her path feel special.
Jaydette Schrader
Nov 12, 2019
Sorry for ur loss.I am so glad that i got to know her.she was really nice and loving person.