OBITUARY - LETA MAE (CURTIS) ELMORE HORNE
Leta Mae HORNE, daughter of Rena HARRIS and Minor Leroy CURTIS was born on October 18, 1910 in Harrison County, Missouri.
Leta was a good athlete and played girls basketball on the high school team even before she was in high school.
Leta was united in marriage to Raymond "Art" ELMORE on July 18, 1934. Art passed away in 1954. Leta later married J. E.
HORNE in 1958. He passed away in 1984.
Leta was good with animals. She had a talent for medicating and caring for them. She was also a good cook. The family was
especially fond of her pies.
Leta passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2000 at the Westridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Knoxville at the age of
89 years, four months and 24 days due to cardiac arrest.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Art; second husband, J. E.; one half-brother, Raymond KELLOGG;
one brother, Paul CURTIS; one sister, Hazel who died in infancy and one great-grandchild, Aaron.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Renabell and Doyle ADAMS of Knoxville; two brothers, Jack CURTIS of Las
Vegas and Harley CURTIS of Indiana; three granddaughters and their husbands, Kathy and Doug BALMER of Kellogg, Kellie and
Tim GOTTA of Knoxville and Karmen and Mike WINTERS of Knoxville; five great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Shannon, Karey, Andrew
and Nathan, as well as many other relatives and friends.
Graveside funeral services were held at the Freedom Cemetery in Pleasanton, Missouri on March 15, 2000 with Pastor Gerald
R. FEULMER officiating. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Knoxville, Iowa.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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