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Marian Horton

February 5, 1923 — January 26, 2023


Marian Emma Wilke Horton passed away peacefully at her home in Sabinal, on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at the age of 99 years. Marian was born on February 5th,1923 in Fredericksburg, Tx, to Felix Wilke and Mathilda Ahrens Wilke. She was the second child of five children. She was baptized and confirmed in Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg. She graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1941. On June 8, 1946, she married the love of her life, Leroy Horton of Sabinal in Fredericksburg, Texas. Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her children: Sam Horton & wife Jackie of Sabinal, Melanie Foster & husband Tommy of Sabinal. Grandchildren: Diana Medina & husband Sonny of Sabinal, Carrie Cole & husband Jason of Sabinal, Ross Horton of Sabinal, Barbara Horton & husband Aaron Edwards of Stephenville, Tx. Great Grandchildren: Lauren Smith & husband Will of Foulden, England, Matt & Shane Medina of Sabinal, Kenneth & Meagan Cole of Sabinal, Trevor Horton of Sabinal, and James Edwards of Stephenville, Tx. Marian was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Alton Wilke, Louis Wilke, Kenneth Wilke, and sister Claribel Hanneman. Also, brother- and sisters-in-law: Wally Hanneman, Leola Wilke, & Adeline Wilke Klein. She was an exceptional seamstress and enjoyed quilting, crocheting, embroidery, cross stitch, cooking, & gardening. There was nothing she couldn’t do, and it was always done to perfection. Special thanks to her wonderful caregivers Michelle Diaz, Annabel Llanes, Martha Lopez, Clarissa Lopez, & Renee Nichols. There will be family visitation Saturday from 5 – 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Sabinal. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Sabinal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sabinal First Methodist Church or Sabinal Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ross Horton, Jason Cole, Aaron Edwards, Sonny Medina, Matt Medina, Shane Medina, Kenneth Cole, Trevor Horton, & James Edwards

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Starts at 5:00 pm (Central time)

Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary

410 Cullins Ave, Sabinal, TX 78881

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Sunday, January 29, 2023

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Sabinal Cemetery

, Sabinal, TX 78881

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