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Carolyn Sue Vanhorn

February 17, 2012

    Carolyn Sue (Bassett) Vanhorn, 73, of Decatur, passed away at her residence Friday, February 17, 2012.
    She was born on November 27, 1938, in Decatur, to the late Carroll C. and Dorothy E. (Highland) Bassett.
    On July 24, 1988, she married Kenn Vanhorn.
    Carolyn attended First United Methodist Church. She retired in 1992 from General Electric after 30 years of service.
    She is survived by her husband, Kenneth A. Vanhorn of Decatur; son Michael E. (Pam) Shoaf,of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Kristine L. (John) Smitley and Susan D. Miller (companion Alan Converset), both of Decatur; stepsons Kevin A. Vanhorn of Decatur and Kerry A. (Jackie) Vanhorn of Longwood, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Kimberley A. (Mike) Simonof Decatur and Kenda A. (Randy) Amstutz of Berne; three brothers, Eugene C. (Jane) Bassett of Senoya, Ga.; Ronald Bassett of Cathedral City, Calif.; and Norman (Judy) Bassett of Trotwood, Ohio; a sister, Mary (Stanley) Knittle of VanWert; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.    She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra K. Shoaf; son-in-law, James R. Miller Jr; grandson Matthew J. Miller; brother and sister-in-law, James and Beverly Bassett.
    Visitation will be on Sunday, February 19, from noon-4 p.m. at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
    Funeral services will be at noon, Monday, February 20, also at the funeral home, Rev. Martha Lyon officiating    Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
    Memorials are to Family Life Care – Hospice.

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