Lucile Horton

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Roller Coffman Funeral Home
923 Hwy 65 N
Marshall, AR  72650
Friday, October 29, 2021
6:00 til 8:00 PM
Service Schedule
Roller Coffman
923 Hwy. 65 North
Marshall, AR  72650
Saturday, October 30, 2021
1:00 PM
Cemetery
Bear Creek Cemetery
10889 Hwy 27 South
Marshall, AR  72650

Lucile Horton

of Marshall, AR

March 6, 1936 - October 23, 2021

On Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, Margaret Lucile Horton, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family in Marshall, Arkansas at the age of 85. Lucile was born on March 6th, 1936 in Tomahawk, Arkansas to Leonard Jackson Keeling and Jennie Lucile Stephenson Keeling. On July 2nd, 1955 she married Johnie R. "J.R." Horton and they raised four children, John, Susan, Judy and David.

Lucile attended college at the University of Arkansas where she received her degree in Home Economics and later earned her Master's Degree from Central Missouri State University. She taught high school Home Economics for more than 40 years in Del Rio, TX, Kansas City, MO and finally, Marshall, AR. Lucile had a passion for reading, and actually read over 50 books since the beginning of this year alone. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and machine embroidery, and nothing made her happier than to create special things for her family and friends. Perhaps more than anything else on this earth, Lucile cherished her family - her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She cultivated many friendships over her lifetime and treasured them all. There was never a challenge that she refused to accept. She was a true fixer, a warrior and the champion of many great causes. Her compassion for others was such an inspiration. Lucile was an educator and a teacher of so much more than academics, as she led by example and was the epitome of character, dignity and grace. To say that she will be missed is an understatement, as she has benefited more people than could ever be measured with her generous, kind and loving spirit. Having her in our lives was such a monumental blessing and a gift to be for always grateful.

Survivors include her children, John L. Horton and wife Jill of Lakewood, CO, Susan C. Portman and husband Tom of Marshall, Judy M. England of Fort Myers, FL and David T. Horton of Marshall; grandchildren, Jim Horton and wife Jessica of Bentonville, Crystal Shore and partner Randy Herbert of Marshall, Joel Horton of Portland, OR, Jenna Horton of Fort Myers, FL, Justin England of Fort Collins, CO, Jennie Wayman and husband Jeremy of Belton, MO and Gavin Horton of Lakewood, CO; great-grandchildren, Aubrey Hanks and Anthony Shore of Marshall, Zach, Emily and Elizabeth Horton of Bentonville and Jason and Jaylee Wayman of Belton, MO; sister-in-law, Helen Keeling of Little Rock; brother-in-law, Ronald Thomas of St. Joe; sister-in-law, Eva Jo Knittig and husband Tony of Marshall; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Lucile is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Jennie Keeling; her loving husband, J.R. Horton who passed away in 2006; and siblings, Leonard Jackson "Jack" Keeling and wife Arlene, Joe Keeling, Amberline LeCompte and husband Jack and Carol Thomas.

Funeral services for Lucile will be 1:00 PM Saturday, October 30th, 2021 at Roller-Coffman Chapel in Marshall, Arkansas with Bro. John Eslinger officiating. Visitation will be 6:00 till 8:00 PM Friday, October 29th, 2021 in the Chapel. Burial will be in Bear Creek Cemetery where Lucile will be laid to rest beside her husband. Bearers will be John Horton, David Horton, Jim Horton, Justin England, Randy Herbert and Anthony Shore.

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17 Condolence(s)
Sue Nan Wheeler
Benton, AR
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Monday, November 1, 2021

I am truly sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a sweet, compassionate, gracious friend. I enjoyed teaching with her and am thankful that I could call her my friend.
I offer you my sincere condolences and will keep you in my prayers.

Aleta Mullins
Belton, MO
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Monday, November 1, 2021

My sympathy and prayers to Lucile's family. I have so many wonderful memories of good times spent with Lucile. Her kitchen-classroom at Ruskin was always a good place to sample her wonderful cooking. I had to tease her about the first time she used a store pie crust. We had fun attending the Vocational Teacher Meetings in Columbia. She was a loyal friend who always had time to listen and advise. I always looked forward to the visits she made back to the Kansas City area. She enjoyed shopping, casinos, eating at restaurants, and visiting with friends and family while she was in this area. Lucile will be missed by all the people who were blessed to have her in their lives.

Kim, Nancy, John and Ernestine Hillis
Little Rock, AR
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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Sympathies to the Horton family with Lucilles death. Especially sad for my mother who was Lucilles’ first cousin and neighbor growing up in Tomahawk. Condolences

Kim , John and Ernestine Hillis
Little Rock, AR
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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Our family is deeply saddened by her death. My mother Ernestine is especially feeling the loss of Lucille, her first cousin and close Friend. Our deepest sympathies to the Horton family.
Kim, John and Ernestine Hillis

Patti Williams
North Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, October 28, 2021

I'm sorry to hear of Aunt Lucille passing. I'll miss her even tho it's been awhile since I got to see her. My thoughts & prayers are with the family. May God comfort all of you in this tough time.
She was a wonderful lady I will always remember so many things growing up with her. All my ❤

Laura Habighorst
Hermitage, MO
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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hans and Laura

Angie Pemberton Johnson
Marshall, AR
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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. May God give you His comfort in the coming days.

Rose (Mikie’s sister)
West Covina, CA
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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

I am so sorry, I had the privilege of meeting Lucile through my sister Mikie. What a wonderful woman she was! I’m sure Jesus will call her name on the last day and again we will meet!
Rose

Coy & Sue Horton
Marshall, AR
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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Our sympathy and prayers to all her family. She was a sweet and beautiful lady. Lucille will be missed . May God give peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Troy & Peggy Ragland
Marshall, AR
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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

So sorry for your loss she was a very sweet lady,your family is in our prayers 🙏

Shirley J. Gray
Marshall, AR
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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

My heart and prayers are with her family. Lucille was a very special lady to me. Lucille and J.R. are together again smiling at each other. Lucille will be missed greatly!

Kay Branscum
Leslie, AR
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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Lucile was a sweet lady and good friend. Our Prayers and Sympathy go out to the family. She will be missed.

Jami Passmore
Onia, AR
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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Lucile's passing. She was a wonderful lady, and I know she will be missed dearly.

D. L. and Peggy Adams
Marshall, AR
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Monday, October 25, 2021

So very sorry, Lucile was a very good friend. Prayers and sympathy to all of you.

nancy jones
marshall, AR
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Monday, October 25, 2021

I am sorry for your loss. Lucille was always kind and loving to my family. I know she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. I will continue too keep your family in my prayers. My sincere condolences.

Rick and Janice Horton
Marshall, AR
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Monday, October 25, 2021

We are so sorry for the loss of your mother Lucile. She was a wonderful person and friend, with many talents. We offer our sincere condolences and prayers for her family.

Danny Harris
Conway, AR
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Monday, October 25, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Lucille's passing. She was a very warm, sincere, likeable person and will be missed by everyone that knew her.

Rita and Danny Harris