Constance (Connie) Beth Johnson Van Horn

Constance (Connie) Beth Johnson Van Horn
Dec. 12, 1945 – April 8, 2012
CULVER — Constance (Connie) Beth Johnson Van Horn, 66, of Culver passed away April 8, 2012 at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka.
Connie was born in Michigan City to Axel and Marguerite (Wyse) Johnson Dec. 12, 1945. She grew up on a farm near North Judson and graduated from North Judson High School in 1963. June 26, 1965, Connie married the love of her life, Harry Ronald Van Horn.
A lifelong Republican, Connie held the offices of Precinct Committeewoman and Vice Committeewoman; Marshall County Councilman, and member of the Culver Union Township Advisory Board.
Ron and Connie owned and operated the Van Horn Ford-Mercury in Culver for many years. Connie was involved with many community projects. She was a founding member of the Culver LakeFest and was the Parade Chairman for many years. In addition, she was a Pledge Coordinator for the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon and also one of the founders of Supporters to Oppose Pollution (STOP).She was also involved in the Culver Library’s genealogy group and Friends of the Library. She was an avid Cubs and Colts fan and never missed watching a game if she could help it.
Connie is survived by her husband Ron; children – Harry Ronald (Vilma) Van Horn II of Monterey, Eric of Culver, and Jennifer (Aaron Talcott) of Plymouth; grandchildren, Gunnar, Lindsey, Kevin, and Abby; and great-grandson Bentley. Her faithful dog Dolly II also survives. In addition, she is survived by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Jon and Roseanne Van Horn and their children Brandon and Jeff of Culver and Mike (Kathy) Van Horn of North Carolina; and a host of cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A time of sharing memories with the family will be held Friday, April 13, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Grace United Church of Christ in Culver. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, tributes may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Connie will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the obituary page at www.odomfuneralhome.com.
The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.