Joan Ruth Kammer Horton

Published 8:47 am Monday, February 5, 2018

  • Mrs. Joan Ruth Kammer Horton, 91, of Salisbury, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at Salisbury VA Liberty Lane Hospice.

    Born Jan. 19, 1927 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Frank Joseph Kammer and Flora Anna Maria Kemphues Kammer, Mrs. Horton was a 1945 graduate of Seton High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. After high school she worked as a clerk for O.K. Trucking; and was a homemaker for the last 61 years. In Cincinnati she was a member of a shooting club that participated in civilian national rifle and pistol matches at Camp Perry, Ohio. Her interest in competition shooting led her to join the Marine Corps., where she could shoot for free. She met her husband, Carl Edison Horton in the Corps and was a sergeant at discharge. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Salisbury, did volunteer work for the Salisbury VA Medical Center, and a life member of the Marine Corps League, Salisbury Detachment 1096.

    In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Joan  Kammer Brunner.

    Surviving: her sons, James Horton of Salisbury, Paul Horton of Iron Station, and Robert Horton and wife Jill of Davidson; daughter, Joanne Gibson and husband Jerry of Lexington; grandchildren, Brandy Wollen, Eli Horton and Makayla Horton; and great-grandchildren Sarena Zachery, Olivia Wollen and Riley Horton.

    A graveside service was held on Friday, Feb. 2 at the Historic U.S. National Cemetery in Salisbury.

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