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Jamen D. Horn

Jamen D. Horn, 53, of West Mansfield, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in the emergency room at Mary Rutan Hospital, as a result of complications from lung cancer.

He was born April 16, 1960, in Bellefontaine, a son of John (Rosalie) Horn, who survives in Bellefontaine, and Constance Herring Horn, who survives in Marion.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Scotty Horn; and his father-in-law, Paul Armstrong.

Along with his parents, survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Loni Armstrong Horn; his son, Jakob Horn, USMC stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB; his daughter, Heather Armstrong of West Mansfield; a grandson, Austin Wile; his sister, Johna Smith of Kenton; mother-in-law, Shirley Armstrong; sister-in-law, Vicki Ambs; and brother-in-law, Charlie Armstrong of West Mansfield; three nieces, Ashley (Richard) Burris, Dani (John) Willis and their son, Colton, and Shelby Smith; extended family and friends, Pahl (Erin) Ritter of DeGraff and their children, Eelyah and John Pahl, Whitney Ritter of Bellefontaine and her children, Jayde and Landon, and Tabbi Ritter of Huntsville and her son, Colt; and many other friends and neighbors.

A skilled electrician, he was employed with Ohio Valley, working on-site at AGC in Bellefontaine for the past five years, and previously enjoyed a 16-year career with HBI Electric.

He was a 1978 graduate of West Liberty-Salem High School and was a veteran of the United States Army.

Jamen was a proud member of APSA, was a die-hard Democrat, and was a loyal fan of the Cleveland Browns and the OSU Buckeyes.

He was passionate and articulate and will be remembered as a hard-working man who was extremely devoted to those he loved and cared for. He will be missed beyond measure.

Calling is from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield, where Pastor Daryl Peeples Sr. officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial is at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield Conservation Club.

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