Twila M. Horter, age 88, of Kahoka, MO, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015 at the Clark Co. Nursing Home in Kahoka.
Twila was born January 29, 1927, south of Wayland, MO, a daughter of Simon and Ethel Krueger Jesberg.
On March 27, 1955 she was united in marriage to Stanley L. Horter in Kahoka. He preceded her in death on February 15, 2007.
Twila attended the Lone Star School and graduated from Kahoka High School.
She was a long-time member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Kahoka.
Survivors include three sons: Charles (LuJean) Horter of Kahoka, James S. Horter of Clarinda, IA, and Paul (Vicki) Horter of Wayland; one daughter, Ethel (Mrs. Kevin) Eagle of Kahoka; eight grandchildren: Sara Lewis of Kahoka, Karen (Mrs. Sam) Philp of Farmington, Ashley (Mrs. Steve) Smith of Madison, MO, Quentin Horter of Clarinda, IA, Raven (Mrs. Terrance) Spight of St. Louis, Bethany Eagle of Kahoka, Brandon Hall of Columbia, and Corey Horter of Wayland; seven great-grandchildren: Allison and Emily Lewis, Hunter and Logan Philp, Makia Shipp, and Tatyana and Sophia Spight; a sister-in-law, Helen Pearson of Revere; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Doug Horter; and, three sisters: Elizabeth Heinze, Doris Eddleman, and Betty Boltz.
Twila was a homemaker. She never worked outside of the home and found complete contentment in doing so. She loved to garden and can her bounty, sharing with her family and friends. She was a farmer at heart, just as Stanley was, and loved being out of doors. She loved her flowers, especially the peonies and lilacs. She was a wonderful seamstress who also enjoyed doing embroidery work for those she loved. She was also a collector with a large collection of salt and pepper shakers.
Twila cherished the weekly dinners with her children and grandchildren. Each day was special at grandmas as she made sure each of the kids had soda and candy. They were what truly delighted her in life.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Rev. Dixie Laube officiating. Special music was recordings “Amazing Grace” and “In the Garden”.
Honorary pallbearers were Sara Lewis, Karen Philp, Ashley Smith, Raven Spight, and Bethany Eagle. Pallbearers were Corey Horter, Brandon Hall, Stanley Boltz, Leslie Heinze and Sam Philp.
Burial was in the Kahoka Cemetery.
Visitation was held at Wilson Funeral Home after 9 a.m. on Thursday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials were suggested to the Clark Co. Nursing Home Activity Fund.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.