Mary Horn

Wednesday, February 4, 2004

Mary Jo Horn, 97, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center.

She was born Sept. 7, 1906, in Advance, Mo., daughter of Elijah and Melinda Taylor Jenkins. She and Stephen T. Horn were married Feb. 3, 1924, in Advance. He died July 23, 1964.

Horn moved to Cape Girardeau in 1942 from a farm west of town. She owned and operated Horn's Grocery on Broadway a number of years, and worked eight years at both Fischer's Market and Big Star Market.

She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Wimodausis Circle, Wimodausis Sunday School Class and was a member of the bazaar committee many years.

Survivors include a son, Franklin Horn of Pearl, Miss.; a daughter, Donna Proffer of Cape Girardeau; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, three brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. James Sanderson and Karen Mustoe officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.