Marilyn Horton

May 28, 1937 ~ March 20, 2022

          Marilyn Horton, 84, of Desloge, passed away March 20, 2022, at her residence.  She was born May 28, 1937, in Leadwood, to the late Harold “Bus” Slade and Margaret (Byers) Hopkins.  Marilyn was a member of the Cantwell Baptist Church of Desloge.  She retired as an assistant VP with Farmers Bank in Imperial and ran family-owned businesses such as, The Clothes Closet and Dance Creations.  Marilyn enjoyed gardening and working in her flower beds.

          She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald Horton; and one brother, Kenneth Slade.

          Marilyn is survived by her children, Donnie (Dawn) Horton and Dana (Robert Jr.) Pipkin-Anderson; grandchildren, Michael (fiancé, Amanda Shelton) Long, LeAnn Horton, Rhianna Horton, Randy (fiancé, Jackie Morris) Pipkin, Dilyn (Chelsey) Pipkin, and Ty Anderson; great-grandchildren, Keegan, Colby, Eli, Bradlee, Jacob, Isaac, Atlas, Bristol, Emmitt, and Tex; sister, Sherry Lynn (Jimmy) Robinson.

          Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Wednesday, March 23, 2022, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  The visitation will resume Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.  Pastor Bryce Willson will be officiating.  Interment will follow at Leadwood Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to area food pantry’s or American Cancer Society.


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  1. My condolences to your family. I remember Marilyn from the clothes closet. She was such a sweet lady. She will be missed.

  2. Dear Dana and family:  I remember your Mother SO well; especially, from the Clothes Closet!  That was such a fun little shop–lots of memories.  She was always SO sweet, thoughtful, friendly, helpful, etc.  And, of course, she always loved supporting you in all ways. I remember her, too, from the little dance group and when Brittany was the flower girl in your wedding.  Although that was such a long time ago, it seems just like yesterday.  Please know that I am sending you and your family lots of love, hugs and prayers.

  3. Years and years of friendship…words seem so small, especially now, when the loss is staggering. But memories of Marilyn will live forever with those who knew her and loved her. Bless all family members, and Sherry, my heart is with you as always.

  4. Dana & family,
    We are so sorry for your loss! Your mom was an amazing lady! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Don ,Dana so sorry for both of yous loss keeping you both in my thoughts ,& prayers janice Hickman

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