Albert Henry Vanhorn, 89, of Greenfield, IN and a former Marion, IL resident passed away Sunday evening, January 5, 2020 in Greenfield, IN.
He was born in Whittington, IL on January 31, 1930, the son of Everett H. & Evva (Mooneyham) Vanhorn.
He married Billie (Wallace) on March 8, 1947 in Morganfield, KY and she preceded him in death on September 28, 2010.
Mr. Vanhorn served as Postmaster in Marion, retiring in October of 1987. He worked for the Postal Department for 35 years, working also in Benton, Carbondale, Zeigler, West Frankfort & McLeansboro Post Offices.
At age 21 Mr. Vanhorn obtained his officiating license retiring at age 76 after 55 years of officiating. He officiated baseball, basketball and football. Over the years he became extremely well known for his football officiating, which was his favorite. He said one of his highlights was officiating the state finals in football. After retirement he helped operate a sporting goods store that he & his son owned in Bradley, IL.
Mr. Vanhorn is survived by his:
Daughter: Sharon Steele & husband Frank of Greenfield, IN
Andrea Wells & husband Greg of Ocean Springs, MS
Melany Walden & husband Chase of Greenfield, IN
David Chenault of Marion, IL
Amy Vanhorn White of Somonauk. IL
Beth Vanhorn of Kankakee, IL
Chris Tuthill of Marion, IL
Shawn Tuthill & wife Emma of Marion, IL
Brother: Ron VanHorn & wife Cindy of Whittington, IL
Sister: Brenda Kellam of Whittington, IL
Mr. Vanhorn was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, Son-Mike Vanhorn, Daughter-Rene Tuthill & Sister-Ruth Ann Crunk.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 11th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Greg Wells officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Saturday at the funeral home.
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