Mary Irene Smith Horn Colon-Arvelo

Nov 9, 2012


Mary Irene Smith Horn Colon-Arvelo, 70, of Willard, and formerly of Sandusky and Port Clinton, passed away on Nov. 9, 2012, in Gaymont Nursing Center, Norwalk.

She was born in Port Clinton to John L. Smith and Mary L. (Neff) Smith.

Mary worked at previous jobs such as Underwoods Restaurant, Travelers Inn, and The Island House Hotel as a mixologist. Later in life she worked at H & R Block in Sandusky as a tax preparer and also at an adult group home. Mary’s interests included working in her herb garden and she loved working with flowers. Mary had a lot of other interests such as making floral arrangements for anyone that needed one, reading her books, playing Scrabble, and being there for family. She loved family time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Mary was an encyclopedia of knowledge and did everything with a passion.

Survivors include her children, Carrie Sue Horn Silverwood, Kenneth R. Horn Jr., Sharon Ann (Steve) Perkins, and Jennifer L. Horn (Ray) Hayes; two sisters, Sharon L. (Mike) Fought and Ruth P. (Roger) Havens; grandchildren, Kendra Horn, Jessica Torres, Amanda and Ashley Hayes; great-grandchildren, Caleb, William and Annaliese Torres, Ryleigh and Caycee Hayes Houser; two uncles, Donald L. Smith of Sandusky, Thomas C. Neff Sr. of Port Clinton; past husband, Edwin Colon-Arvelo; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Mary is also survived by her loving extended family and her life long friends. She will be greatly missed and loved by many.

Mary was preceded in death by sisters, Anna M. Smith, 1991, and Darlene L. Smith, 2004; parents, Dad in 2006, and Mom in 2001; past husband, Kenneth Ray Horn Sr. 

Graveside services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton.  

Arrangements are being handled by Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton. Condolences may be shared with the family at