Anna E. Horton

April 25, 1916 ‒ May 25, 2014

Galion, Ohio

Anna E. Horton, 98, of Galion, passed away early Sunday morning, May 25, 2014 at Mill Creek Nursing in Galion.

She was born April 25, 1916 in Bucyrus and was the daughter of Clarence J. and Mary E. (Campbell) Gingery.

On April 25, 1935 Anna married John Thoman and he preceded her in death November 1949. She later married Ray A. Horton on May 20, 1954 and he preceded her in death January 8, 1990.

In addition, she is preceded by a son Ronald E. Thoman; two sisters, Dortha Zeigler, Jeanette Rosser and a brother Clarence Gingery.

Anna was a 1934 graduate of Bucyrus High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of The First Church of Christ Scientist of Galion. Anna enjoyed reading, attending Wednesday dinners at the White Lilly Chapel in Ashley and most of all spending time with her family and friends. She loved them dearly as well as all the pets that came into her life. Anna never had a bad word to say and found the good in everyone. She was well known in the neighborhood for her cookies.

Anna is survived by four children, daughter Sandra (Carl) Ruth of Crestline, daughter Pat (Jim “Tony”) Wisenbarger of Butler, son David Horton of Edison and daughter, Mary (Doug) Loyer of Galion; daughter-in-law Terry Thoman of Nokomis, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Karla (Jeremy) Ruth-Neff, Kari Ruth, Grace (Jimmy) Rouse, Lee Horton, Brandon Loyer, Rayanna Loyer and four in Florida; 14 great-grandchildren; 15 great great-grandchildren and a sister Mary Lou Schifer of Bucyrus.

Following the family wishes, there will a private memorial service for family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters or the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel is honored to serve the family of Anna Horton, and private condolences to them may be made online at:


  • Sandy & Carl and all of Mary’s family,

    I am so sorry that I just found out about your mother’s passing. I would certainly have been to the service to personally tell all of you that I am so sorry for your loss! I haven’t seen Mary in years but she was always such a nice lady.

    It is so hard to lose our loved ones but Mary was blessed with her family and lived a wonderful, long life. I pray that you will all find comfort knowing that she is in a much better, beautiful place with Jesus and lot’s of loved ones welcoming her home.

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers,

    Linda and Alex