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Janet Horton

June 9, 1928 — July 6, 2022

Battle Creek

Janet A. Horton, age 94, of Battle Creek, died Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence. She was born June 9, 1928, in Charlotte, Michigan the daughter of Homer and Cleon (Ritchie) West. Jan was a 1946 graduate of Eaton Rapids High School and attended McMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois. She had worked at the Eaton Corporation, Jacobsons and Coles Department Store for over 20 years from which she retired. Following her retirement, Jan worked at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home as a receptionist, for the next 28 years retiring again in 2014. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek for 56 years where she served as both a Deacon and Elder and was active in the Miriam Circle. Jan was also active in P.E.O. Chapter CA for many years. She enjoyed cooking, reading, going for walks, and travelling with her friends; especially the seven years with the Florida Gang. On October 11, 1947, she married Howard K. Horton, who preceded her in death on June 6, 2000. She was also preceded by a half-brother Clyde “Zeke” West. Jan is survived by her son Bradford Horton of Battle Creek and a half-sister Myra Bruce of Charlotte. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2022, at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Wicks officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to The First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek. www.henryfuneralhome.org

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

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