Phyllis Horn (1927 – 2022) Obituaries – Kendallville, IN


BUTLER – Phyllis (Campbell) Horn, 94, died Saturday, February 26, 2022 at the Laurels of DeKalb Nursing Home in Butler, Indiana.

She was born in Metz, Steuben County, Indiana, on March 30, 1927, to Hugh Allen and Sylvia (Richardson) Campbell.

Phyllis was a homemaker and also an associate real estate broker. She founded the Hephzibah Bride Church in Athens, Tennessee, where she served as pastor and pianist for two years. She was also clerk of York Township when her husband was administrator. She began and led Bible studies at her home in Maryville, Tennessee, for 15 years and taught Women’s Temperance Council Union classes in the late 1950s.

Phyllis was a member of Alvarado United Methodist Church in rural Hamilton. She loved music and was a pianist in several churches.

She married Walter William Rockey, Jr., in 1950, and he died in 1964.

Surviving are five children, Lucretia (Ronald) Snyder, of Angola, Lee (Cynde) Rockey, of Andersonville, Tennessee, April Pass, of Cummings, Georgia, Willa (Jerry) Crabtree, of Niota, Tennessee, Rachel (Dale) Maples, of Marysville, Tennessee, Jack D. Horn, of Portland, Oregon, and Mike Horn, of Niota, Tennessee; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, William Allen Rockey, son-in-law, Gary Pass; grandson, Christopher S. Pass; five brothers, William Campbell, Donnell Campbell, John Campbell, Bob Campbell and Jim Campbell; three sisters, Louise Lechlidner, Margaret Haggerty and Jessie Dove; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Alvarado United Methodist Church, 8045 ECR 500S, Hamilton, IN 46742.

Reverend Mike Halferty will officiate.

Interment will follow the service at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Metz.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service from 1 to 2 p.m., at the church on Saturday.

Memorials may be given in memory of Phyllis at Alvarado United Methodist Church.

To send your condolences, visit www.fellerandclark.com.

Published by KPCNews on March 3, 2022.

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