Mildred L. Hornung


First Posted: 1/26/2011

LimaMildred L. Hornung, 90, of Ross, formerly of Lima, died Jan. 25, 2011.She was born March 13, 1920, in Benton County, Ark., to George Henry and Della Slinkard Mills, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 28, 1939, she married Homer Gray Hornung, who preceded her in death.Mrs. Hornung had a long grateful life of love, family bonds, service and travel. She was born the third of five children. She was a 1936 graduate of Garfield High School. Following her graduation, she joined her older sister, Leona Morris, in Ross, where she would meet her beloved husband. She and her husband moved through life together for 54 years, beginning and ending in Lima. Following her husband's Army service in World War II, they lived in Hamilton, Canton, Zanesville, Wintersville, Newark and Lima, following his 40-year career path as an electrical engineer with the Ohio Power Co. At mid-life, she fulfilled her dream by graduating from Lima Technical College and working as a licensed practical nurse. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the League of Women Voters, and the Republican Party. She was a volunteer with the Red Cross and a docent at the Allen County Historical Museum. She and her husband gained knowledge by reading and traveling together. During retirement, they spent many happy winters in Brownsville, Texas. By the age of 80, she had visited all 50 states ending with an Alaskan tour as a widow. She will be laid to rest less than a mile from where she first met her beloved husband.Survivors include four children, Linda L. Philpott, of Aurora, Colo., Janet H. (Donald) Ferguson, of Kettering, Joan E. (Larry) Nicolet, of Zionsville, Ind., and Neal E. (Patricia Dannhausen) Hornung, of Lima; a brother, George H. Mills, of Rogers, Ark.; a sister-in-law, Jean Mills, of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, Rebecca (Jeff) Schwartz, Rachel (Jeff) Donville, Mindy Nicolet, Molly Nicolet, Mark (Meagan) Nicolet, Damon (Dana) Hornung and Justin (Wanda) Hornung; six great-grandchildren, Jared and Jadon Schwartz, Eva and Leo Donville, Logan Hornung and Brandon Hornung; and 21 nieces and nephews, to include a special niece, Maxine (Richard) Rudicil.Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Charles C. Young Funeral Home, Ross.Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 301 W. Market St., Lima, OH 45801; or the American Red Cross. Condolences may be expressed at www.charlesyoungfuneralhome.com.