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Ruth Arlowene VanHorn, 94

 Former Warsaw resident Ruth Arlowene VanHorn died Friday, May 28, at her home in Cicero, Ind. She was 94 years old.
Mrs. VanHorn graduated from Cincinnati Bible College in 1939 and continued her studies at the University of Cincinnati. She was a music teacher in the Gallatin County School System for 30 years. She was the first girls basketball coach, a cheerleader sponsor and she taught special education. At one time, she worked for Judge Barr at the Hamilton County Courthouse. At age 74, Mrs. VanHorn became a missionary to Jamaica and continued that work for 15 years. She was a member of Cicero Christian Church and the Retired Teachers Association of Kentucky. She was recently awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award at Cincinnati Christian college where her portrait will hang in the Hall of Presidents.
Survivors include two daughters, Judith Hicks of Verona and Janice Manchess of Cicero, Ind.; seven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and a half-brother, Philip Stettle of Phoenix, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband, Judge Brown VanHorn.
Visitation was held Wednesday, June 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cicero Christian Church. Pastors David Wheeler and Tim Lueking will conduct the funeral service, Thursday, June 3, at 10:30 a.m., also at the church.
Hartley Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Mission Jamaica, c/o Cicero Christian Church, 175 Stringtown Pike, Cicero, Ind. 46034.

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