Gladys Birdwell Horn


Gladys Birdwell Horn, 90, passed away peacefully at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at her residence in Sealy, Texas surrounded by her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Willard Horn, Sr. and parents Hughy and Mary (Smurek) Birdwell.

Gladys was born April 2, 1928, in Eagle Lake, Texas. She was employed by the Alief Independent School District for more than 40 years as the assistant director of Food Services. Her service and dedication to the school district was acknowledged by her namesake, Gladys Birdwell Horn Elementary School.

She was the mother of five (Willard, Jr., Sue, Gayle, Jerry, and Terry), grandmother of nine (Natalie, Jason, Rusty, Matt, Kristin, Jody, Katie, Jarad, and Lane), great-grandmother of nine (Kaylin, Brynnly, Camden, Jack, Bree, Hattie Jo, Kohen, Leah, and Beth).

Family and friends attended a visitation service Dec. 16 and the funeral service was Monday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. at Knesek Funeral Home, Hwy 36, Sealy, Texas. The Rev. Thuy Quang Nguyen presided over the Celebration of Life Service.

Please make Memorial donations to the Lion’s Club of Sealy/Senior Playtime and Recreation and/or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Frydek, Texas.

Funeral arrangements directed by Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel at 768 Fourth St., Sealy, TX 979-885-3535,


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