7/6/15 —– Wilma Jeanne (Cloer) Horton

Wilma Jeanne (Cloer) Horton, 78, of Tullahoma, also known as “Ms. Jeanne” and “Mrs. Horton” to her friends and former students, passed away on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 in the comfort of her home.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 pm on Sunday, July 5th, 2015 at Kilgore Funeral Home in Tullahoma.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 6th, 2015 at 1:00 pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wanda Charlene Guider officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Horton was a long-time native of Tullahoma. She graduated from Tullahoma High School in 1954 and went on to attend Middle Tennessee State College. It was there, she met her husband CMSGT Jimmie H. Horton, to whom she was married for 57 years. Following her military husband, she taught in Moses Lake, Washington, Guam, Wiesbaden and Ramstein, Germany, Mascoutah, Illinois, and East Lincoln Elementary in Tullahoma, where she completed her career in education. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Phi Delta Kappa, TEA, NEA, and was a past President of the TEA in Tullahoma.

She was the daughter of the late R.L. and Charity Cloer, and the niece of Marie Cloer Bailey.

She is survived by her husband, Retired Chief Master Sergeant Jimmie H. Horton of Tullahoma; three children, Reed Horton of Tullahoma; Cheryl Griggs and her husband Tony of Gallatin, and Dale Horton and his wife Kris of Orlando, Florida; one sister, Diane Cloer Stanek and her husband Dennis of Memphis; six grandchildren, Rebekah Horton Cochran, Ambralin Griggs, Alexis Griggs Hunt, Bradley Horton, Abigail Horton, and Andrew Horton; and her niece and nephew, Holly and Doug Stanek.

flower 19Jeanne was a compassionate teacher, avid bowler, loyal friend, and loving mother who will be missed, but know she is “in the loving arms of Jesus,” as said by a great friend.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.