Anita Horn

Anita Esther Horn

Sunday, May 23rd, 1920 - Monday, April 6th, 2020
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Anita Esther Horn, 99, of Atchison KS died on Monday, April 6, 2020 at the Atchison Medicalodge.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 10th, 2020 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Randy Horn officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. No visitation will be held. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Christian Workers Fellowship and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at

Anita was born on May 23, 1920 in Palisade, NE the daughter of John A. and Arletta E. (Sanders) Horn. She graduated from Palisade Rural High School in 1938 and attended Mt. St. Scholastica College , receiving her diploma in May, 1942. She had also attended the University of Kansas and Emporia State Teachers College. “Miss Horn” was a devoted school teacher for USD #409 from 1942-1985 in the Washington and Central Schools of Atchison. Although never married she had many children who looked up to her as a role model and guide. Many of her former students stayed in contact which was a real delight to her. Anita trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior at a young age after hearing a gospel message given by John Walden of Colorado. She spent many years fellowshipping with the Gospel Hall in Atchison and more recently the Riverbend Bible Church, now at the same location. Anita enjoyed sharing her love of Jesus with others.
She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, a life member of the National Education Association and Kansas State Teachers and City Teachers, AAUW. She enjoyed traveling overseas, Europe, and twice to France & Switzerland, she had traveled into most of the states, Cuba and Mexico. She also enjoyed reading, taking care of her cats and corresponding and visiting with friends.

Anita is survived by cousins and a host of other friends who will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Arletta Horn.
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  • Service

    Friday, April 10th, 2020 |
    Friday, April 10th, 2020
    Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Chapel
    800 Kansas Ave.
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
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    We received notice late Tuesday afternoon April 7th changing again the number of people allowed to participate in funeral services. This notice was received after we had already sent the obit to the Atchison Globe for publication in the Wednesday edition of the paper. Therefore in trying to abide by the Governor of Kansas suggestion of limiting the number of people in attendance at Miss Horn's service, we request that only family and her church family be allowed to come to the service. Former students and friends may stop by and sign her book on Thursday 8-5 pm at the funeral home. . Thank you for your continued understanding of this issue.
  • Interment

    Oak Hill Cemetery
    17th & Kansas Ave
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
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Susan Mersmann Clarke

Posted at 07:43pm
Yes, Mrs. Horn was my second grade teacher AND my pen pal when I moved away to Alabama the summer after my 2nd year. I have been an elementary teacher for the past 30 years!. She made an impact on me and my chosen career. Who remembers the magic hen who laid candy if you rested your head or did well in your reading group? She actually let me and Lynn Rockey Finn go across the street to get more candy at Safe Way grocery store one day. She was a kind and remarkable teacher. She left her mark! Enjoy being an angel, now in heaven instead of on earth.

Deborah Sass

Posted at 05:06pm
Miss Horn was one of my teachers at Washington Grade School. I remember her as a kind and caring lady. She will be missed.

Teacher Ann

Posted at 10:07am
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Miss Horn, a strong but loving teacher who touched the lives of many and was much appreciated by all. May the wonderful memories of her live on in the hearts of all who knew her and so she will live on in God's memory too. Isaiah 26:19; Acts 24:15; Psalm 37:11, 29.

Alice Ann Dillon

Posted at 07:15pm
Miss Horn was my first-grade teacher at Washington Elementary School. There is a lot I have forgotten about being that age, but I have always remembered with gratitude how Miss Horn guided me through my acute shyness to become a good student. When I arrived at school on a cold winter day with wet shoes and near frostbitten feet, Miss Horn sat with me and warmed my hands and feet. She knew that I needed kindness and she gave it freely.

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