CHAFFEE -- George Dewey "Dude" Horman, 79, died March 1, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born May 12, 1923, in Blomeyer, son of the late Fred and Mayme Griffin Horman, he entered the U.S. Army on Oct. 25, 1944, during World War II and was honorably discharged on Aug. 30, 1945. He was a heavy equipment operator for the Chaffee Special Road District, retiring in 1980, and was a member of Chaffee American Legion Post 389 and lifetime member of the Cape Girardeau County Disabled Veterans Chapter 16. Also a member of the Chaffee Country CB'ers Club, he had served as president of the SEMO South Junior Babe Ruth Baseball League, coaching numerous teams in the Chaffee youth baseball program, and also played for the Old Chaffee Red Wings.
On Nov. 1, 1945, in Chaffee, he married Bonnie Mae Naugle who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters and a son-in-law, Christina Jones and Ellen and Joe Piper of Chaffee; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Ray and Nancy Horman of Puyallup, Wash., Jerry and Jeri Horman of Grayslake, Ill., Delmar and Betty Horman of Cape Girardeau, Delbert and Sue Horman of Lebanon, Mo., and Dennis Horman and Tim Tanz of St. Louis; four brothers, Alfred "Butch" Horman of St. Louis, Ben Horman of Glennon, Bob Horman of Chaffee and Jim Horman of Forest City, Ark.; four sisters, Alice "Sis" Kiefer of Chaffee, Aileen Fielner of Lamar, Dorothy Horman of Cape Girardeau and Ira Eftink of Glennon; an aunt, Virgie Shackles of Chaffee; 14 grandchildren, including Chet Horman, whom he raised; two stepgrandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, five stepgreat-grandchildren and a great-grandchild who is soon to be born; and his beloved dog, Mitzie.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kristy Marie Horman; a grandson, William Michael Kitchen; his son-in-law, Ben Jones; one sister, Mary Jane Horman; and a brother, Larry Horman.
Visitation begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, where parish prayers are scheduled for 7 p.m.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ralph Duffner, officiating.
Full military graveside rites will be conducted at Union Park Cemetery in Chaffee.
Memorial contributions may be sent in memory of his granddaughter, Kristy, to:
Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital 1465 S. Grand St. Louis, Mo. 63104