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Filbert D. Horner, 85, of Richmond, went home to be with the Lord at 12:29 a.m. on Saturday, February 13.
He was born in Wayne County, Indiana on September 8, 1935 to Harry L. & Edna May Beard Horner. He was a 1953 graduate of Whitewater High School.
Filbert married the former Phyllis M. Frame 66 years ago on June 6, 1954. They were blessed with four children. Filbert farmed for much of his life and also worked 34 years as an electrician at Belden. He was a devoted Christian husband and father and was a faithful member of the Centerville Church of the Nazarene and Gideons International. He enjoyed traveling and took many mission trips, including destinations as far away as Russia in 1998 and Alaska. Filbert had a pleasant gift for gab and loved to share stories with others
Filbert will be missed by his wife, Phyllis; daughter & son-in-law, Darla & James Chapman; sons & daughters-in-law, Neil & Shirley Horner, Vernon & Wanda Horner and Melvin & Diana Horner; grandchildren Jerimy, KraShawn, Kyle, Ashley, Rachelle, Chris, Brandon, Breanna and Brock; 18 great-grandchildren; brother & sister-in-law, Milford & Phyllis Horner.
Filbert was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Leroy Horner.
Family & friends may gather for visitation from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17 at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.
Filbert’s family will celebrate his life at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Goshen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are encouraged for Gideons International, PO Box 1092, Richmond, IN 47374.
Phyllis, so sorry to hear of Filberts passing. We so much enjoyed all the breakfast meetings we had at Carver's. Will look forward to seeing you again after this Covid thing has passed. May God's blessings be with you and your family in the coming days.
Duane & Janis Macy Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM
I've know Filbert for a long time an we had some good times together Him an his wife Phyllis. I will miss him dearly. I'll miss his smile an laughter
Gaylene Gardner Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM
My husband and I had the wonderful privilege of sharing some vacation time with Filbert, Phyllis and their family. We cruised, camped and shared a houseboat with them. I feel like Fil is a part of my family although we are just connected through the marriage of our daughter to Fil's son. We love and appreciate him and I am so sorry for all the family for the loss of this precious member of his family. He was a faithful man of God and surely is in the presence of Jesus Christ.
Sharon Hodge Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM
We will miss you grandpa...thanks for welcoming me into your family and leaving a legacy of God-loving family who prays for each other. I cherish the memory knowing you prayed for me and my kids by name every night. God bless and see you again in Heaven someday.
Brian Wilken Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM
Melvin and Dee - We were sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you and your family are well. Stay safe, Benny and Mindy Kenworthy
Benny and Mindy Kenworthy Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM
I am saddened by the passing of Fil and offer my condolence to all his family and friends.I feel priviledged to have known him as a friend and a great nextdoor neighbor, a truly good man.
Ed Sand Feb 16 2021 12:00 AM
I never had the honor of meeting Filbert, but I certainly have a picture of him and his life from the sermons provided by Neil. My prayers are with the entire family as you go through this loss. And what a joyous feeling to know, without any doubt, that Filbert will be with our Lord in heaven. He is in his eternal home and you will once again be re-united in Glory!!
Jeffrey Pease Feb 16 2021 12:00 AM
A donation pledge to Gideons International, Richmond, Indiana
In loving memory of Filbert Horner
Jeffrey Pease Feb 16 2021 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss, Praying God will give you Comfort and Strength in the days ahead. Love You
Rachel Darrah Woods--Soddy Daisy, TN. Feb 16 2021 12:00 AM
The two most Christ like men I have ever known, my Dad and Phil Horner. We know were this man is because he made his calling and election sure. We will miss Him until we see Him again as Jesus feet. I am praying the God will help the family at this time.
Bryce Martin Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM