Walter Seigle Horner Jr.

Descendent of early Streetsboro settler

Walter Seigle Horner Jr., 68, of Saint Mary's, died Jan. 18, 2013 at Select Specialty Hospital in Akron after an extended illness. He was born on Aug. 1, 1944 in Ravenna to the late Walter (Jack) and Eloise (nee Marks) Horner.

Mr. Horner, through his grandmother, was a direct descendant of Stephen Meyers Jr., the first settler of Streetsboro Township in 1822.

Walter (Jackie) spent the formative years of his life in Portage County. Upon graduation from Kent State University in 1966 with a degree in education, he embarked upon a trip to Europe. After retiring as a social studies teacher, Mr. Horner remained active in the community.

He was an avid historian and acted as the Walter Horner Family genealogist. He also enjoyed spending time with his loved ones (especially Harry, Wills, Maxine and Boots) and numerous friends.

He was especially grateful for all of the kindnesses extended to him during this past year. Walter was preceded in death by his sister, Dixie Lee (Horner) Ullman. He is survived by his nieces Kim Ullman (Mark Schmidt) of Cuyahoga Falls and Kyle Ullman (Richard Freeman) of Gosport, Ind. and numerous extended family members.

A memorial service took place Jan. 26 with the Rev. Stephen T. Sparling officiating. Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery in Shalersville. Memorial donations in Mr. Horning's name may be made to the Historical Society of Portage County and the Portage County Animal Protective League.

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