Denise A. Horner, 62, of Converse, IN passed away at 5:57 PM on Friday, April 29, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Marion, IN on June 24, 1959 the daughter of Norman and Rowena (Clanin) Carter. Denise married Mark Horner on July 25, 1981 and he survives. Denise was a 1977 graduate of Madison Grant High School. She later studied Special Education at Ball State University graduating in 1981 and then received her Master’s Degree in 1984. Denise dedicated 38 years of service to the special needs program within the Oak Hill School Corporation. She deeply cared for and invested in their educations. Denise also loved spending quality time with friends and family, and most of all – her grandchildren. She loved baking, camping and riding the motorcycle with her husband. Surviving in addition to her husband Mark are her parents Norman and Rowena Carter of Swayzee, IN; daughters Angela Horner and her significant other Richard Trevino of Sweetser and Megan Weaver and her husband Adam of Amboy, IN; grandchildren R.J, Jayda, Eliana, Amelia, Zane, Adaleigh, Lincoln and Willow; sisters Deborah (Steve) Jourdan of Swayzee, IN, Rhonda (Randy) Bargerstock on Lima, OH and Donna (Randy) Overman of Amboy; father-in-law Norman “Bud” Horner of Converse, IN; mother-in-law Martha Jo Horner of Marion, IN and multiple nieces and nephews. A service celebrating the life of Denise A. Horner will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 5, 2022 at the Amboy Friends Church, 110 E. Pennsylvania St., Amboy, IN, with Rev. Rob Schwarze and Rev. Roy Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Park Lawn Cemetery. Family and friends will gather from 2:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Amboy Friends Church and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, and because of her love for her family, memorial contributions may be made through the Laird-Eddy Funeral Home, P.O. Box 156, Amboy, IN, 46911 to Main Street Wesleyan Church (Memo: Matt and Alissa Jourdan Fund), or mail directly to Main Street Wesleyan Church, 2535 Main St., Elwood, IN 46036.
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