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Beverly ‘Bev’ Horton

May 01, 2017
Beverly Horton – 1937-2017

Beverly “Bev” Horton, 79, of Lockridge, died Saturday,April 29, 2017, at Jefferson County Health Center.

The funeral is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Behner Funeral Home, with the Rev. Diane Brokken officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery.

Visitation is 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to Union Cemetery, Jefferson County Fair, or Hospice Compassus. Cards and memorials can be sent to Evelyn Filson 2137 Jefferson/Van Buren St. Birmingham 52535. Online condolences can be made at www.behnerfh.com.

Mrs. Horton was born Nov. 9, 1937, to Walter and Cora (Jeffrey) Brown. She married Carroll Horton Jan. 25, 1959, in Birmingham. He died Aug. 11, 1998.

Mrs. Horton was raised in Birmingham, and graduated from Birmingham High School. She drove a school bus for Fairfield school district for 32 years.

After marrying and moving to the Lockridge area, she became a farmers’ wife and all that farming entails, from driving grain trucks, tractors and farm equipment. She also enjoyed tractor pulling, raising sheep, crocheting, reading, and most of all spending time with family and friends. She was active in Jefferson County 4-H and Jefferson County Fairs.

Mrs. Horton was a member of New Sweden Methodist Church.

Survivors include: children, Evelyn (Mike) Filson of Birmingham, Diana (Richard) Alexander of Fairfield, Larry (Julie) Horton of Lockridge; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by: her parents; husband; and brother, Robert Brown.

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