Violet G. "Cis" Horn, 86, of Rehoboth Beach passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at home with her loving family by her side. She was born Dec. 19, 1926, in Wilmington, daughter of the late Charles and Hazel (King) Givens.
Mrs. Horn graduated from Conrad High School in Newport in 1944 and went on to work for Hercules Inc. in Wilmington. Shortly after, in 1946, she married her grade-school sweetheart, Bayard R. Horn, and they would soon start their family in 1948. Mrs. Horn was not only a devoted wife, mother and homemaker, but also worked countless hours keeping the books for her husband's businesses. She was active in several organizations including Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Village Improvement Association, Cape Henlopen Senior Center, Rehoboth Beach Country Club, Newark Country Club and Eagle Ridge Country Club of Fort Myers, Fla. Following retirement, she enjoyed spending her winters in Fort Myers, traveling, golfing, the beach and going out with friends for a good dinner. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend who will be missed dearly.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Horn was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Givens. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Bayard R. Horn; her son, Bayard C. Horn and Joan Twinem of Fort Myers; her daughter, Bonnie L. Lepson and her husband Thomas of Red Lion, Pa.; her four grandchildren: Niki Infantino and her husband Coal, Jessica Mitchell and her husband Captain Drew Mitchell, Ryan Horn and Megan Horn; and her loving golden retriever, Chloe.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 301 King Charles Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Interment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Horn's memory may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 301 Kings Charles Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, Disabled American Veterans, 16206 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947, or American Ex-Prisoners of War, 3201 East Pioneer Parkway No. 40, Arlington, TX 76010.