Stephen Rual VanHorn
A funeral service, celebrating the life of Stephen Rual VanHorn, 60, of Kirkersville, was held November 10, 2010, in the chapel of The Hoskinson Funeral Home, with Pastor Glen Gram as celebrant. Burial with full military honors by AMVETS Post 51 of Thornport, followed at Kirkersville Cemetery.
Steve was born on June 9, 1950, in Charleston, WV, to the late Rual and Shirley VanHorn. He passed away at home on November 6, 2010, after years of battling a chronic illness. Steve was a proud veteran of the US Navy, serving from 1969- 1973. He had been an ironworker with Local #172 of Columbus.
Steve was a very giving person and always went out of his way to help others. He was also a loving father and grandfather.
He is survived by his loving daughters, Crystal VanHorn Beers of Newark and Ava Van- Horn Stratford (Gary) of Thornville; four grandchildren, Aaron J., Rheanna, Jaiden and Nolan; a great-aunt, Imogene VanBuren; numerous loving cousins and one special cousin, Deb; former wife, Trudy O Young LaTaster of Newark; and former in-laws, Betty & Herman Young of Gratiot.
He will be greatly missed by all his wonderful family and friends from the Kirkersville area who always looked forward to seeing his beautiful smile and positive attitude.
An on-line guest register and video tribute are available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com.