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Kathryn "Kate" M. (Elkins) Van Horn

June 9, 1934 ~ October 27, 2022 (age 88) 88 Years Old


Kathryn M. Van Horn, 88, of Tiffin passed away Thursday morning, October 27, 2022, at the Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky.

On June 09, 1934, in New Lexington, Ohio, she was born to Norville F. and Freda P. (Hudson) Elkins.  She married Samuel J. Van Horn on August 02, 1952, and he preceded her in death in 2004.

Survivors include her four sons, Mark A. (Jill) Van Horn of Macedonia; Scott B. (Jeannie) Van Horn of Newton Falls; Matthew S. (Sara) Van Horn and Paul D. (Sharon) Van Horn both of Tiffin; a sister, Geraldine L. Cass of Heath; five grandchildren, Jaclyn, Brittany, Rachel, Luke, Mark and 10 great grandchildren, Jeramiah, Sierra, Ruby, Eliza, Noelle, Sloane, Ellis, Claire, Emmitt, and Kenna.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Clarence P. Elkins, Max Elkins, Donald L. Elkins and sisters, Mary Lou Hooper and Wanda Hetich.

Kate was graduate of New Lexington High School in 1952, worked at the Tiffin Glass House and later for the Seneca County Welfare Office for over 20 years, retiring as a Social Service Specialist.  She volunteered for CASA, transported rescue and therapy dogs, and was a foster parent.  After retiring, she wintered in Florida for over 10 years.  She loved animals, especially her Chihuahua.

A Celebration of Life will be from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 P.M. on Friday, November 25, 2022 at Essex Hall (next to Commission on Aging), 382 S. Huron Street, Tiffin, Ohio 44883. 

Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Seneca County Humane Society or to Stein Hospice Care.

Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.

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Celebration of Life
November 25, 2022

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Essex Hall (S. Huron Street, Ohio)


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