Shirley Horner

August 21 1938 - December 3 2023

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Visitation :

John Quint Treboni Funeral Home
Monday December 11th 2023 10am - 12pm

1177 W. 5th Avenue
Columbus Ohio 43212



Celebration of Life
Monday December 11th 2023 at 12:00 pm

John Quint Treboni Funeral Home
1177 W. 5th Avenue
Columbus , Ohio 43212


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Shirley (Curly) Ann (Verna) Horner, 85, died unexpectedly on December 3, 2023, in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Born in Windber, Pennsylvania on August 21, 1938. She is preceded in death by mother, Anne Marie (Arrera) (Verna) Cornacchia; father, Samuel A. Verna; stepfather, Joseph F. Cornacchia; grandparents; former husband, Robert E. Horner; brother-in-law, Vincent (Vincee) Igel, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Shirley is survived by sisters, Stephanie Anne (Brandan) Sell, North Ridgeville, Ohio, JoAnne (Patrick) Facciani, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, Judie (Joe) Glandon, Pickerington, Ohio, LuAnne (Richard) Dierling, Richland, Pennsylvania; brother, Thomas J. Cornacchia, Richmond, Virginia; nephews, Jason (Rachel) Igel, Columbus, Ohio, Michael and Kevin Facciani, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Matthew Facciani, Ann Arbor, Michigan; niece, Stephanie (Jason) Trawick; special great-nephew, Vincent (Vinny); great-step nephews, Connor and Christopher Trawick, Pataskala, Ohio and by many loving cousins, friends and life-long friends. Shirley was a proud 1956 graduate of Windber Area High School and faithfully returned for her high school class reunions. Shirley had been a resident of Columbus since 1956 and though she loved "her" Columbus, her heart remained in Windber. Shirley had an extensive secretarial/administrative career working in medical or business offices since 1956 and retired from Nationwide Insurance. Shirley was naturally curious and was an avid reader and devoured The Columbus Dispatch newspaper and anything Gone with the Wind related and loved showing off her city to family and friends. She was a volunteer member of the Grandview Public Library Friends of the Library and served as its treasurer for 30 years. Shirley loved her "library people" and the many friendships she developed over the years. Shirley ushered at the Ohio Theater for over 30 years and especially loved live performances of Phantom of the Opera. She volunteered at the local food bank and golf tournaments. Shirley enjoyed traveling and experienced many genres of music and concerts and loved all food, especially chocolate and her mom's homemade Italian cuisine. A visitation will be held on Mon December 11, 2023 at the John Quint Treboni FH, 1177 W 5th Ave Columbus, Ohio 43212 from 10am-12noon, immediately followed by a Memorial Service. A private (immediate family) interment will occur in Shirley's beloved Windber, next to her dear grandma and grandpa Arrera and Aunt Marsie. In lieu of flowers, Shirley asked for donations be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude's Hospital, The Alzheimer's Association or a charity of your choice. Please visit to leave a condolence or to find links to make a donation.


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Condolences for Shirley Horner

From : Karin and Pete Delaurentis
To : Shirley
Date: December 5th 2023

We will miss you, dear friend. All our outings and puzzle days are such fond memories. God speed, Shirl.
From : Isabela
To : Shirley
Date: December 5th 2023

My Dear Friend. Thank you so much for all you did for me.
Thank you for your friendship.
Rest in peace in the arms of The Lord.
From : Ben Freudenreich
To : Judie Glandon
Date: December 6th 2023

I just want to extend my condolences to you. Thank you for all that you did for Shirley. I know this past year has been very difficult.
From : Ben and Karen Freudenreich
To : Shirley
Date: December 6th 2023

We miss you, dear friend. We have so many fond memories of working on the FOL book sales, sorting and boxing the books between sales, having breakfasts at Paul's Restaurant, and looking for that First Edition of Gone with the Wind you wanted for your collection. Rest in Peace
From : Janet and Sonny Wheat
To : Family
Date: December 7th 2023

I know your sister will be missed by each of you. She was blessed to be cared for and loved during her illness by her siblings. Many hugs to you.
From : Lawrence Drumm
To : Shirley Horner
Date: December 8th 2023

Shirley was truly blessed to have the love and support given to her by siblings and their families. Care and safety are the most treasured final gifts a loved one can receive.
Our condolences,
Larry Drumm
John Lechner
From : John and Fran Perry
To : Shirley s Family
Date: December 8th 2023

Our sincere condolences to all of your families. Shirley is in our memories for watching, teaching and helping all of us kids thru to adulthood! Remembering her kindness and love of family was lifelong!
Much love to all!
From : Tina Fidler Schlabach
To : Shirleys Family
Date: December 11th 2023

My heart is broken hearing of Shirley's passing. She was such an amazing person and a wonderful friend to my mother, Claire Fidler. I'm extra saddened because we were always supposed to "get together sometime," but time gets away from us and we never did after my mother's passing. There are very few memories of Christmases growing up that didn't include Shirley at my house helping us to decorate. She was one of the kindest souls I've ever known. I am very sorry I couldn't make it to the calling hours or service, but I couldn't break free from work. I have a few old pictures of Shirley and my mother from when I was a kid that I'd love to share with someone, if you'd like to contact me. My email is Again, my deepest condolences. I loved Shirley dearly.
From : Elizabeth and Phil Kirk
To : the Cornacchia family
Date: December 11th 2023

We have wonderful memories of time spent with Shirley when we lived in Columbus. We will always remember her smile and fun-loving personality, and our “Sunday drives”. She will be missed by all. Our prayers are with all the family. ❤️