Donna Horton

Donna L. Horton, 81, of Geuda Springs, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home in Arkansas City. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.

The family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Donna was born April 26, 1938, in Arkansas City, to Charles and Marjorie (Hailey) McDowell. She was reared and educated in Arkansas City, graduating in 1956. She married Earl Horton on July 22, 1956, in Arkansas City. The couple made their home on the family farm in the Geuda Springs area, raising their five children. Donna worked as a CMA for Medicalodge in Arkansas City and the Winfield State Hospital and Training Center. She was a member of Mount Hope United Methodist Church.

Donna was the best mom her kids could have hoped for. She was a beautifully artistic woman who enjoyed quilting, ceramics, sewing, reading and mowing her lawn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, in 2017; and a brother, Charles LeeRoy McDowell.

Survivors include children, Sarah and husband, Robbie Long, of Arkansas City, Karen Horton-Pfau and husband, Richard Pfau, of Dow, Ill., Connie and husband, David Weide, of Augusta, Julie Strange and companion, Dennis Byrne, of Arkansas City, and Steve Horton, of Emporia; the beautiful soul she was guardian of, Rena Hinshaw, of Norton; brother, James McDowell, of Arkansas City; sister, Beth Brooks, of Madison; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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