Louise H. Horning

April 9, 2017 
WATERTOWN, NY  —  Louise H. Horning, 90, Watertown, who passed away peacefully Sunday, April 9, was reunited with her husband on the day that would have been their 70th wedding anniversary.

The prayer service will be 10:15 a.m. Thursday, April 13, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service at Holy Family Church with Rev. Steven Murray officiating. Burial will follow in North Watertown Cemetery. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home.

She was born in Watertown, April 14, 1926, a daughter to Howard and Helen Browski Metz.  After her high school education, Louise graduated from Plattsburg State Teaching College in 1947. Following her graduation, she worked as a Registered Nurse at the House of the Good Samaritan (now Samaritan Medical Center) and later at the Jefferson Rehabilitation Center.

Louise married Wellington “Lucky” Horning April 9, 1947, at Holy Family Church. Mr. Horning, a retired City of Watertown policeman, died Feb. 20, 2003.

Louise was a member of Holy Family Church, the Samaritan Loyals and the Plattsburg Alumni Association. 

She enjoyed camping, gardening, attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and her independence to go and do what and when she wanted to in her later years.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald (Tanna), LaFargeville, and Thomas, Watertown; three daughters, Karen Loftus (Len Edus), Watertown, Marcia (Mark) La Forest, Theresa, and Brenda (Larry) Dorr, Black River; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  

She was predeceased by a sister, Jane Godfrey, two brothers, Edward and David Metz; and a son-in-law, Joseph Loftus, in November 1992. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis TN or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY  13601.

Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.

Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.