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Yvonne Horner

April 12, 1940 — September 8, 2023


Graveside Serve for Yvonne will take place at 11:00 a.m. June 26, 2024 at Beaver Lodge Cemetery with a time of fellowship to follow at St. Elizabeth Lutheran Church in Ekalaka.

Yvonne Horner, 83, of Eklalaka passed away on the morning of September 8, 2023 at Dahl Memorial after a valiant fight with cancer.

Yvonne Marie Rilley was born April 12, 1940 in Broadus, Montana. She was the 5th child born to Lester and Dorothy (Hall) Rilley. When she was six months old, they moved to the Mill Iron Community. She graduated from Carter County High School in 1958. She married Dale Horner in June of that year and moved to his family ranch 7 miles north of Ekalaka. To this union three children were born, Dale Jr., Linda, and Jaci. Yvonne helped on the ranch and took care of the kids until they all graduated high school. She then got a job at Dahl Memorial to help with expenses. To better herself, she got a degree as a Dietary manager and made it her career. She and Dale moved into Ekalaka in 2000, where she lived until July. She then moved into the nursing home and stayed there until her passing.

Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Dorothy Rilley; her brothers, Robert, Bobbie (Bud) and Floyd (Corky) Rilley; a sister, Eleanor (Sis) Schweigert; her husband, Dale; two nephews, Robert and Darwin Rilley; and a great-nephew Jeremy Rilley.

She is survived by a son, Dale Jr. (Nancy) Horner of Chippewa Falls, WI; two daughters, Linda (David) George of Reinhold, PA and Jaci Horner of Ekalaka, MT; a granddaughter, Randi (Brad) Simpson; three grandsons, Derick (Amber) George, Lucas (Melissa) George and William Horner; a great-grandson, Ronin George and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Service Schedule

Upcoming Services

Graveside Service

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Beaver Lodge Cemetery

ekalaka, MT 59324

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