Arlene K. Horner, 90, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at home. She was the wife of Richard W. Horner, Jr., and had been married for 63 years at the time of his death in 2012.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Samuel H. and Reba Mowrer Kauffman and is survived by a sister and brother: Grace K. Sload and Richard L. Kauffman. Her older brother, Robert M. Kauffman, preceded her in death. After graduating from Penn Manor High School in 1945, she was employed by S.H. Kauffman and Watt and Shand. Later, she worked at Central Manor Elementary School and Lancaster Central Market.
Arlene attended and was a member of Central Manor Church of God for over 70 years where she played the piano and taught Sunday School. For the past 15 years she was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. A homemaker for most of her married life, she enjoyed making cross-stitch samplers, traveling, bird-watching and planting flowers. She enjoyed cooking and creating a warm and inviting home where she hosted many dinner parties. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. Her great-granddaughter, and namesake, Caroline Arlene Platt, brought her much joy during the past two years.
She is survived by a son, Richard W. Horner, III, husband of Jolene Horner, Conestoga and a daughter, Karen A., wife of G. Daniel Baughman, Jr., Lancaster. In addition to Caroline, she leaves behind two granddaughters, Megan, wife of Nathan Henderson and Erin, wife of Jamie Platt. She is also survived by a step-granddaughter and two step-great-grandchildren. Arlene will be dearly missed by her children and grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Arlene’s Memorial Service on THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 at 10:30 A.M. with Dr. Michael A. Rogers, officiating. A visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Interment will be private at Masonville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Westminster Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mountville/Columbia. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.