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November 13, 2003

(10/16/1911 - 11/5/2003)

Lillian F. VanHorn, 92, of Wichita, KS, and former Memphis, MO resident, retired insurance claims manager, died November 5, 2003.

She was born October 16, 1911 to Edgar and Grace Emma (Snyder) Thompson in Scotland County, MO.

She spent her early years on a farm south of Memphis, MO. Lillian was a graduate of Memphis High School. She moved to Wichita, KS in 1933 and married E.M. VanHorn. He preceded her in death in 1990.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Phillips of Wichita, KS; a sister, Jewell Walcher of Wichita, KS; numerous nieces and nephews.

Private memorial services were held November 12, 2003 at Cochran Mortuary, Wichita, KS. Burial will be in the Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, MO, at a later date. Memorials have been suggested to Inter-Faith Ministries, Wichita, KS, Union Rescue Mission, Wichita, KS, and the Salvation Army, Wichita, KS. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via

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