Patty Horton

Patty C. Horton “Aunt Pat” went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 27, 2021 at her home in Macon. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021 at the Macon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rodney Heilbrun officiating. The service was streamed to the funeral home’s Facebook page following the service. Interment was held following services at the Macon Union Cemetery. There was no visitation. Memorials in Patty’s honor are kindly suggested to the family for later designation. Craig Funeral Home in Minden is in charge of the arrangements.

Patty was born on January 7, 1956 in Franklin, Nebraska to Orval & Beulah (Ledford) Bunger. She was baptized in to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, where she was confirmed several years later. Patty attended Hildreth Elementary and High School, graduating in 1974. Patty was an excellent athlete and excelled in track, volleyball and softball. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Macon. After graduation, Patty worked for Pioneer Village and later managed the Midlands Lodge and USA Inns motels in Hastings and Grand Island with her Husband, Bob. Patty and Bob were married on September 19, 1992 in rural Franklin.

After retiring from hotel management, Patty and Bob moved to a small acreage in Macon. At that time, Patty worked for the Campbell 911 Center as an Emergency Dispatcher. Following Bob’s death in 2020, Patty retired from dispatching. Patty enjoyed crafts, gardening, garage sales, and caring for her beloved animals.

Patty was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob”; her father, Orval Bunger; and niece, Kimberly Sykes.

Those left to cherish her memory include her mother, Beulah Bunger; sisters, Susan Ladman and husband Gary, Cindy Bunger and significant other Scotty Hames, and Linda Edwards and husband Jerry; sister-in-law, Linda Lemmert; nephew, Daniel Lemmert and wife Rebecca; Patty was a favorite Aunt to many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews; as well as a host of cousins, neighbors and friends.

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