(July 1, 1941 – March 26, 2023)
Virginia “Ginny” A. Vanhorn, 81, of Decatur, Indiana passed away Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on July 1, 1941, in Adams County, Indiana to the late Delbert and Catherine (Banning) Thatcher.
Ginny was united in marriage to Harold Vanhorn September 5, 1959, at United Brethren in Christ in Rockford, Ohio and he survives.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Ginny was a former Sunday School Teacher, volunteered at funeral dinners and The Hope Chest, was a 4-H Leader in St. Mary’s township; she was a coach for the summer Monroe Softball League.
Ginny graduated from Rockford High School in 1959. She was a waitress at Richard’s for 20 years, after working there she worked as a sales associate for Wal-Mart for 10 years.
Ginny loved working in the garden. Ginny was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, they were her life. She was a die-hard IU Basketball fan.
Ginny is survived by her loving husband, Harold Vanhorn of Decatur, Indiana; three sons, Gregory “Greg” Vanhorn of Decatur, Indiana, Michael “Mike” (Stacy) Vanhorn of Greenville, Ohio, Brian Vanhorn of Decatur, Indiana; sister, Virgie Lister of Decatur, Indiana; sister, Marjorie (Larry) Hileman of Rockford, Ohio; sister, Darlene (Conley) Marsee of Rockford, Ohio; brother-in-law, Lowell Beougher of Celina, Ohio; sister-in-law, Vivian Thatcher of Willshire, Ohio; six grandchildren, Kristen (Nate) Foote, Adam McCullough, Emily (Alex) Stucke, Noah Vanhorn, Kyle (Alexis) Blevins and Brice Vanhorn; three great-grandchildren, Kai Jones, Nora & Henry Stucke; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Penelope “Penny” McCullough on July 31, 2015; five sisters, Bonnie Sutton Ellison, Waneta Cable, Rose Johnson, Mary Dick and Elsie Beougher; five brothers, Reynold, Preston, Alvin “Bub”, Joseph Thatcher and Walter “Gene” Thatcher.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 31, 2023, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur with Rev. Harold Klinker officiating. Burial will follow at Decatur Cemetery.
Friends and family will be received from 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur with one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to A.C.C.F. – Angel Fund Cancer.
Arrangements are by the Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur, Indiana.