Horton, Leanore Jane (Cleveland)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Leanore Horton
Leanore Horton

Leanore Jane Horton, 92, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on July 16,2018.

Memories of her kindness, loving spirit and devotion to God and family will be cherished by many. She was a faithful member of the North Cleveland Church of God.

Mrs. Horton was preceded in death by her loving husband Rev. George B. Horton and infant son David.

She is survived by four devoted daughters, Bonita Horton, Georgine Skipper (Mitch), Sheryl Phillips (Roby)and Donace Dillon (Andy), a brother-in-law, Larry Horton, and sister-in-law, Donna Wambaugh of Saxton, Pa. She is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. at Companion Funeral Home with interment to follow at Lee Cemetery.

You are inivited to share a personal memory of Leanore or your condolences with her family at her online memorial at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Horton family with these arrangements.



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