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Helen Harriett Horn

April 8, 1934 — February 9, 2014

Helen Harriett Woosley Horn, age 79, of Meridian, Texas and formerly of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 9, 2014, at Providence Hospice in Waco, Texas, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 A. M., Friday, February 14, 2014 at the Meridian Church of Christ with Minister Dan Manuel officiating. Interment was
in the Meridian Cemetery. A visitation was held from 6:00 until 8:00 P. M., Thursday evening at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian. Pallbearers were Sam Ross, Jeff Woosley, Jake Woosley, Butch McBride, Todd Murphy, and Efrain Villarreal.

Helen was born April 8, 1934 to Hiram Woosley, Sr. and Rhea Cooper Woosley in Meridian, Texas. Helen was raised in Meridian and graduated from Meridian High School, class of 1952. She attended Clifton Junior College for 2 years, and then graduated from Abilene Christian College (ACC) in 1956. Helen married the love of her life, Russell Horn, in 1957. She was a 4th grade school teacher in Newark, Texas through 1959, then raised her family and made her life in Fort Worth, Texas.

After the death of her son in 1977, Helen became an inspirational figure in the lives of children and young adults by working at Tom-Tom's preschool; the YWCA-Downtown Fort Worth children's program and summer day camp; the Fort Worth Independent School District New Lives School for pregnant and parenting students; and for over 10 years at the YMCA New Beginnings Polytechnical High School in East Fort Worth, as a child care provider and mentor for children and young adults. She richly impacted so many young adults and children with her mentoring and modeling, and loving and caring attitude. Helen always had a service-minded focus and she was loved by all. She retired from Poly High School in 2003 at the age of 69.

After her retirement, Helen returned to her hometown of Meridian where she continued her life of service, and was involved with the North Bosque Helping Hands (which was her passion), and the Meridian Library craft night for children. Helen was also a member of Meridian Caring Carpenters; Bosque County AARP; Red Hat Ladies Society (which she dearly loved); and she supported numerous civic projects, including, as a cancer survivor, participating in the annual Relay for Life cancer walk.

Helen was a faithful member of the Handley Church of Christ in Fort Worth; and in her retirement years, at the Meridian Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russell Horn; her son, Richard Horn; and her brothers, Hiram Woosley, Jr. and Henry Woosley.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Underwood and husband, Mark, of Austin, Texas; Grandson, Sam Ross, of Austin, Texas; Sister-in-law, Liz Woosley, of Meridian, Texas; Uncle, Hollis Woosley, of New Braunfels, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of dear friends.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Providence Hospice in Waco for their compassionate care of our loved one.

Memorials may be made to Providence Hospice Place, 300 W. SH#6, Waco, Texas 76712; or to the American Cancer Society.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Funeral Service

10:30 - A.M. ,Friday, February 14, 2014
Meridian Church of Christ
Meridian, TX, Bosque 76665


6:00-8:00 - PM ,Thursday, February 13, 2014
Lawson Funeral Home
803 North Main Street Meridian, TX, Bosque 76665
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