OBITUARY

Stephen Todd Horney

March 23, 1973January 21, 2022
Obituary of Stephen Todd Horney
Stephen Todd Horney, age 48, of Jamestown, Ohio passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022. Stephen was born March 23, 1973. Steve is survived by his Wife, Shelly Ann Horney of Jamestown; Parents, Stephen Horney Sr. Washington Courthouse OH, Deborah Ann Schroeder and Stepfather Roy Schroeder of Louisville KY; Siblings Heather Horney Moses (Jonathan Moses) Louisville KY, Stephanie Horney Stroker (Jim Stroker) Washington Courthouse OH; Sons, Luke Stephen Horney, Alexander Kenneth Horney, Nicholas Edward Horney, Andrew Stephen Horney; Nieces and Nephews, Jimmy Stroker and Sammantha Floyd, Kyle Kaminski, Addie Morgan, Jace Leslie; In-Law’s Larry and Tina Brown of Jamestown, Jody, Jeff and Joey Giannobile of Jamestown, Mark, Danielle, Parker, Carson and Paxton Brown of Jamestown. Steve was preceded in Death by his Stepmother Vicky Horney, Grandmother, Delores Crabtree, Grandmother, Esther Horney, Grandfather, Kenneth Horney, Aunt Beverly and Uncle Roger Osborne, Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Earl Ellis. Steve was a fierce competitor with a strong Desire to Win, from a simple game of table tennis to a championship game in sports, his level of determination and drive towards success were the same. This winning spirit that he carried in his heart was no different in his long hard-fought battle against Cancer, he was so incredibly strong and never gave up or gave in to the idea that he could lose this battle. Even on his last day, I heard him tell our boys not to cry or worry, that he was not giving up and that he would be coming home. I believe he is home now, his spirit and soul are here, all around us. I believe that his desire to win transferred to his sons who will carry that determination with them in all that they do in life. Stephen Todd excelled at many things in his youth, 4H woodworking and model rockets were among his specialties! He played trumpet in the school band. He had a passion for sports where he earned trophies in basketball and track. Often his coaches would reward him with honors for his accomplishments and dedication to his teammates. In school his teachers loved him as they often let him oversee the class or the gym. From all who knew him ease of conversation always made him the popular guy no matter where he went or what the occasion may have been, and this personality trait carried over into his adult life. He was a fun-loving little brother who brought much laughter to his home as a child. He could often be seen back then driving the riding mower around the yard with his best friend Chris being pulled in the wagon behind. While he had many interests in his youth, the true passion of his life as an adult was family and helping others. In 1999, Steve married Shelly at Immaculate Conception Church in Dayton Ohio. Steve and Shelly went on to have 4 Boys Luke, Alex, Nick, and Drew. His every moment was dedicated to being a Father and teaching them what is important in life. He enjoyed Boating, Golfing, Fishing, Dirt bike and ATV Riding, Hiking with his 4 legged buddies Sully and Skylar, Camping, backyard football, baseball, kickball or a good old fashion 3/3 basketball game in the driveway anything that would allow him to be outside and enjoy life with the boys and their friends. He never rested and his main goal in life was to make his sons the number 1 priority. Even at family gatherings or a neighborhood party, you would often find him focused on the boys, their cousins, and friends, starting an outdoor basketball, kickball, or football game. He coached and mentored them and many other children in Jamestown, not only in sports but in the lessons of life. Steve lived a sacrificial life for the young athletes in Jamestown. He was selfless in volunteering his time…talent…resources…and energy to invest in the youth of this community. He coached football, baseball and ran the youth basketball program while coaching at the same time, dedicating countless hours of his time and enjoyed every minute of it. Steve’s arms and Yukon XL were filled with SO MANY other children that he gathered near…who gleaned from such a positive role model. Every Fall Friday night, he would load up the SUV with as many as he could fit and head for the High School Football Games, they rarely missed. Steve was employed by the Warren County Education Service Center as a Paraprofessional. He was beloved by the students and the staff. Steve’s positivity and enthusiasm were contagious. He demonstrated daily that he cared about the students and he took a personal interest in their lives. His job was not over at the end of the day – he carried each one of them home with him in his heart and made himself available after hours – all while raising 4 boys of his own. Steve had a gift, a natural ability to connect with the youth and leave an Ever-lasting impression, the number of lives he touched are countless. He always wore a Smile and left a Legacy that will never be forgotten. An immediate family gathering for Stephen will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM at Jamestown Church of Christ, 152 W. Washington St., Jamestown, OH 45335. A public visitation will occur Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 152 W Washington St., Jamestown, OH 45335. A funeral service will occur Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 12:00 PM, 152 W Washington St., Jamestown, OH 45335. A burial will occur Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 1:15 PM at Silver Creek Cemetery II, State Route 72 South, Jamestown, OH 45335. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Stephen's memory may be made to the Scholarship and Education Fund for Luke, Alex, Nick and Andrew, 4178 Beach Trail, Jamestown, Ohio 45335 US. https://venmo.com/code?user_id=2800335454208000098&created=1643210914.242772&printed=1 Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.tobias-fh.com for the Horney family.

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