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Lillian Horton

Lillian Horton
Lillian Horton
- July 9, 2018

Lillian Horton of Wall, South Dakota, died on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 99.

Lillian E. Bagley was born October 27, 1918 at Hurley, South Dakota, the daughter of Addie and Vera (Radley) Bagley. She grew up in the Hurley area and attended rural school in that community prior to graduating from Hurley High School in 1935. She graduated from Eastern State Normal in Madison, South Dakota, with a teaching certificate in 1937. She taught in eastern South Dakota for five years prior to moving to Wall in 1942 where she taught school.

Lillian was united in marriage to Virgil Horton on June 6, 1945 at Sioux City, Iowa. They made their home on the Horton Ranch south of Quinn all their married life. She continued to teach in Wall, and during the summer months she attended Black Hills Teacher College where she received her Bachelors Degree. She retired from teaching in the spring of 1973.

Her husband Virgil preceded her in death on June 13, 2000. She continued to reside at the ranch, and later spent the winters at Prairie Village and the summers at the ranch. In 2013 she moved to the Philip Nursing Home where she has since resided.

Lillian was a member of the Wall Methodist Church where she served as Treasurer. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, served as treasurer of the Flatt Butte Township Board for over 50 years, and served as treasurer of the Pleasant Valley School District.

Survivors include a son Rick Horton and his wife Nancy of Wall; two daughters Barbara Fuller and her husband Terry of Rapid City, and Kay Dahlquist and her husband Terry of Sioux City, Iowa; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; Kim (Dennis) Shannon and their sons Max and Alex; Rodd (Andrea) Fuller and their sons Colin, Ian, and Dylan; Craig (Cathy) Fuller and their sons Jack and Will; Jennifer Dahlquist; Ryan (Marisa) Dahlquist; Kristin (Adam) Molstad and their daughters Sylvie and Annabel; Janelle (Josh) Karau and their son Liam; Brian Horton; Mark (Kelsey) Horton and their kids Charlotte and Nolan; one brother Keith Bagley and his wife Diane of Wall and Hurley; and a niece Lynette Almond and her husband Dale of Hurley and their daughter Gabrielle; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband Virgil, Lillian was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 13, at the Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Russell Masartis officiating.

Interment will be at the Wall Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Wall.



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