Marilyn Ann Horner
December 11, 1934 – April 30, 2023
Marilyn Ann Horner (Herbes) passed away on April 30, 2023 at the age of 88. Marilyn was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years (Walt) and her son-in-law Carey McGarvey. Marilyn is survived by sons Robert, Richard (Susan), daughter Joanna McGarvey, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was born December 11, 1934 to Mary & Anthony Herbes in Omaha, Nebraska.
She was a proud graduate of Central High School and continued to meet with a group of classmates monthly for lunches up until the end. She also graduated from University of Omaha (now known as University of Nebraska Omaha) where she joined the Gamma Delta chapter of Alpha Xi Delta. Her affiliation with the sorority was a lifelong passion; she continued her involvement by serving in both local and national positions, eventually attending 26 national conventions over the years. She also traveled around the country and world with her husband over the past several decades.
Anyone who knew Marilyn would tell you she had an amazing ability to recall names, dates, and places. She was a prolific reader and crossword puzzle guru, which probably added to her wealth of trivia knowledge. While she never had the opportunity to display these skills on Jeopardy, she probably would have done well.
A visitation will be held Friday, May 5, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Ralston, followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in her name to either Alpha Xi Delta Foundation, Messiah Lutheran Church, or the Nebraska Humane Society.