Eva was born on Monday, September 30, 1935 and passed on Wednesday, July 1, 2021.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dr. George H Horne in 1992, and her sons, James R Horne 1985 and Robert D Horne 2009, her second husband, Thomas E. Faulconer in 2015.
Eva is survived by her daughter, Barbara Freeland, her son, Sam Horne along with her brother Sam’s Stepson Chad, step-granddaughter, Ashley and step-great-granddaughter, Raigen, son Robert Horne’s children, Alex, Cody and Danielle and of Danielle’s children, great-grandchildren, Michael and Quinton. She is also survived by her brother, Edward and her sister, Jane.
Also preceded in death by her parents, Marguerite and Harold, brother, Vernon and two sisters, Ann and Ruth.
After High School, Eva was Kansas City bound from Meade, KS to become a nurse at General Hospital. She didn’t quite finish but did meet George Horne in dental school and became his wife of 37 years. They had 4 children. She rose to Missouri State President for the Women’s Dental Auxiliary.
She created a mobile Puppet Stage and marionettes for the play “Lucky’s Magic Dream’ to teach dental heath to children in the many schools. Many of the Dental Hygiene Students at UMKC Dental School helped in working the Marionettes for Community Health presentations.
Eva had completed an AA degree, BA degree and almost one more BA degree in Art History. She was chosen to inventory and arrange the Art History Collection at UMKC in the 80’s.
After Husband George passed, several years later she went back to work to pass the time at Blue Cross of Kansas City and also met Tom Faulconer. He was so much like her father who had a talent of creating one of a kind wood boxes and other creations. Both had licences to be Ham Operators as that was what Tom did in the Second World War.
After Tom passed, it was very difficult as her health was getting worse. She slipped peacefully into the next world in her sleep at the nursing home on July 1st, 2021. Her face was at peace looking as if she was twenty years younger.
She had many who helped her to get to the end including her personal attendant Dee Green and the many nurses who made her comfortable at Redwood of Blue River Nursing and Rehab.
The family thanks all of you very much. The last thing she said to me was “I love you” “Mom, I love you too”.
There will be no service. The Family will privately meet. The Charity is the “Smile Train”. Donations to Smile Train https://smiletrain.org/taxfree 800-932-9541 to help those children who deserve to smile with lifesaving surgery to correct disfiguritive cleft palate syndrome.
Grandmother ,Lawernce ,Kansas
She was a loving and caring person who always found the time for her family. Even though she upset a lot of people for speaking her mind, she always came through for the people she cared about. They'll never be another grandma like her. Love you GMA