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Jane Childs Horn

September 11, 1926 February 18, 2021
Jane Childs Horn
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Jane Childs Horn died on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at St. Dominic Jackson-Memorial Hospital. She was 94.

A native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, born September 11, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Herbert F. and Helen Frost Childs.

Jane was raised in Memphis where she graduated from high school. She was a resident of Oxford before making her home in Brandon for over 40 years. While in Oxford, Jane began her long career with the University of Mississippi as secretary to the vice chancellor. She continued sharing her outstanding work ethic and organizational skills at UMMC, where she worked for Dr. Arthur Guyton for many years, and in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.

Jane was a lifelong Episcopalian and was a charter member of St. Peter’s by-the-Lake Episcopal Church in Brandon. A devout Christian of exemplary faith, she was active in Cursillo, the Kairos Ministry, and the Order of St. Luke. Her love and compassion showed in her actions and were an inspiration to many, whether she was knitting for the prayer shawl ministry or teaching Sunday school, which she did for decades.

Jane was a loving and caring mother and a cherished friend. Her endless capacity for kindness and compassion was balanced with a wonderful sense of humor, sass, determination, and grit.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Joseph Searle and Charles Kettler Horn; brother, Herbert Ford “Bud” Childs, Jr.; and a niece, Linda Pool Pearson.

She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Strickland Lyles (James), of Brandon and Jane Elizabeth “Janie” Strickland, of Arlington, TX; her son, William Earl “Chip” Strickland, Jr. (Beth), of Summerville, SC; her sister, Nancy Childs Pool, of Memphis; her grandchildren: Chris Lyles (April), Jane Clare Edwards (Robert), Emily Jane Strickland (Jasin), and Hannah Lindsey Strickland (Steven); her great grandchildren: Carsyn Lyles, twins, Morgan Edwards & Michael Edwards, and Cooper Lyles; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at St. Peter’s by-the-Lake Episcopal Church in Brandon, The Rev. Carol Mead, Rector, officiating and the Rev. Chip Strickland, preaching. Inurnment will follow in the Church Columbarium. The service will be streamed live for viewing at the hour of the service by visiting any of the viewing links at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Peter’s by-the-Lake Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 5026, Brandon, MS 39047.
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Requiem Eucharist




2:00 PM 2/27/2021 2:00:00 PM
St. Peter's By-The-Lake Episcopal Church

1954 Spillway Rd
Brandon, MS 39047

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1954 Spillway Rd Brandon 39047 MS
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