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ZELMA IRENE VAN HORN

Zelma Irene Van Horn, 78, Ottawa, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Wellsville Retirement Community, Wellsville.  

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Friends may pay their respects to Mrs. Van Horn 9 a.m. Wednesday to the service hour at Dengel & Son Mortuary, where the family will meet with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.

She was born Oct. 31, 1934, in Ottawa, the daughter of Fred and Myrtle (Baldwin) Proffitt.

Zelma was a lifelong Ottawa resident.  

She graduated from Ottawa High School with the class of 1952 and attended Ottawa University for one and a half years.

On Jan. 31, 1954, Zelma was united in marriage to Dale Van Horn in Ottawa. He survives of the home.

Zelma was a homemaker and also worked for USD 289 as a cook for more than 17 years, retiring in 2000.

She was a member of the Rantoul Presbyterian Community Church; past member of New Hope Baptist Church, Wellsville, where she served as financial secretary and ABW; EHU Peoria Plotters; past project leader for Full-of-Pep 4-H Club; Franklin County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee; Power of the Past; Red Hats and Friday Quilters.    

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Myrtle Proffitt.

Survivors include her husband, Dale Van Horn, Ottawa; three sons, Jeffery Van Horn and wife, Robbyn, Baldwin City, Gene Van Horn and wife, Sharon, Wellsville, and Ted Van Horn, Garfield; a daughter, Pam Van Horn, Manhattan; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Kansas 4-H Foundation or Franklin County Cancer Foundation through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.  

An online guest book is available at www.dengelmortuary.com. Condolences may be made at www.ottawaherald.com

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