Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Sherlen Horn, Jr.

Sherlen Horn, Jr., age 92, of Shelby, left this Earth to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

Sherlen was born on January 12, 1931 in Beauty, Martin County, Kentucky and had retired from Shelby Hospital in their maintenance department after 39 ½ years. Sherlen was an excellent guitar player- ecstatically playing both for fun and for the Lord. He also loved to tinker by figuring out how things were made and putting them back together.

Sherlen married his wife of 67 years, Della T. (Kegley) Horn, on June 30, 1956 and she survives. Also surviving are his sons: John (Christy) Sergent of Las Vegas, NV and Ed (Sheila) Horn of Euclid; 5 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Vella McClain and Della (Bugsy) Newport both of Shelby; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Sherlen was preceded in death by his father: Rev. Sherlen Horn, Sr.; mother: Daisy M. (Stepp) Horn; grandson: Matthew; and 2 brothers: James Horn and Bob Horn.

Funeral services for Sherlen will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 11 am at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Pastor Matthew Pond of Shelby First Free Will Baptist Church, where Sherlen was a member, will officiate and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. Calling hours will not be observed.

Online condolences may be left on Sherlen’s obituary on the funeral home’s website,, or their Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Chuck & Lorraine Swanger says:

    Sherlen,our Uncle will be surely missed. I worked at Shelby Hospital for 15 years and always thought what a great job he did and always respected him for how kind he was. Little did I know that some day I would marry a Swanger and become part of the family. My mother in law Esther was Della’s sister.
    We know he will always be with us in spirit,but his commanding presence,along with his sense of loyalty,caring & respectful nature will be missed very much.Our heart and prayers go out to Aunt Della and family.
    Chuck & Lorraine Swanger

  2. Sharon Houseworth says:

    My condolences to his family. Many memories of his work maintaining the floors of Shelby Hospital but also making sure everyone working was safe. Made routine rounds outside every night and was always present if we had an out of control patients and sometimes he removed us from the room and took over. He was such a blessing to the night staff.

  3. Debra McClain says:

    I wish I could be there to comfort you as you grieve. I’m holding you in my heart and here for you.

    Rest in peace Uncle,
    we know you are in a better place,
    and one day we shall meet again.

    Much love and prayers,
    Debra McClain

  4. Becky Barber says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Family of Sherlen Horn. Shelby Hospital was well cared for when Sherlen worked there. My late husband Jerry
    Barber always spoke very highly of Sherlen.

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