Lila L. Hord
June 14, 1931 ‒ April 11, 2021
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio
Lila L. Hord, age 89, of Marion, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital with her loving family by her side following a brief illness.
On June 14, 1931, Lila was born in Mount Gilead, Ohio, the youngest of three children of the late Morris V. and Lillian M. (Williams) Koon. She graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the class of 1949.
During school, Lila fell for one of her classmates, Dale L. Hord, who eventually became her high school sweetheart. Shortly after graduating, they were married on February 12, 1950, and they shared 59 wonderful years together. He preceded her in death on March 13, 2009.
In addition to being a loving homemaker, Lila was the bookkeeper for her husband’s family business, Hord Oil, in both Mount Gilead and Marion. She also was a member of the Forest Lawn Presbyterian Church.
Sharing a love of traveling, Lila and Dale started their adventures with tent camping around Ohio. They eventually upgraded to an RV, traveling to see much of the United States. In the mid 1980’s, they officially became residents of Florida, living at various spots along the gulf during their 25 years there. Just six weeks ago, she even spent time with her three kids in Florida, making cherished memories. She truly loved the beach, and collecting sea shells. She also enjoyed quilting, crossword puzzles, and bowling in her younger days.
The rock of the family, Lila was a strong and independent woman who always persevered through life’s challenges. She overcame two bouts with cancer: breast cancer in 2001 and colon cancer in 2006; and she rebounded from a stroke in the spring of 2019; . She also was the caregiver for her husband in his years of declining health.
Left to cherish her memory are three children: Deb (Dave) Gwinner, Bob Hord, both of Marion, and Chris (Bob) Shelton, Lewis Center; seven grandchildren: Kris Gwinner, Newnan, GA, Craig Gwinner, Marion, Andy (Katie) Hord, Ava Maria, FL, Ryan (Karamie) Hord, Marion, Lindsay (Steve) Cole, Sunbury, Kim (Anthony) Miller, Galena, and Rob (Kasey) Shelton, Columbus; eleven great-grandchildren: Jillian, Mia, Grant, and Sloane Miller, Galena, Camden Shelton, Columbus, Rylie Gwinner, Marion, Jase and Van Hord, Marion, Nicholas and Aubrianna Hord, Ava Maria, FL, Leo Cole, Sunbury, and they just found out baby boy Shelton to arrive in September; numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends, especially Ellen Shaw and Pat Irons.
Including her husband and parents, Lila was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Phillips; brother, Morris Koon; nephew, Mark Koon; and great-grandson, Brayden Miller.
For everyone’s safety, services will be observed privately by her family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Providence Therapeutic Equestrian Center, 5133 Stauffer Rd., Morral, OH 43337, who have provided a wonderful place for her great-grandson, Jase Hord, to enjoy riding horses.
Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel, are honored to serve Lila’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.