Donna Jean Horning

November 8, 1948August 7, 2022
Obituary of Donna Jean Horning
Donna Jean Horning, 73, of Forest, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022. She was born in Welch, West Virginia on November 8, 1948, daughter of the late Ralph Elwood Gibbs and the late Elizabeth Cleo Gibbs. Donna retired from Virginia Baptist Hospital after working as a registered nurse for 43 years. All of those years being devoted to neonatal care. She was a mentor to many and touched countless lives. A passion even greater than nursing was her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed the beach, reading, home garden tours and shopping for the grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit. She is survived by her loving husband Roger D. Horning to whom she had been married almost 50 years. Donna is also survived by three children, Jeff Horning and wife Shannon, Brian Horning, and Lora Cash and husband Brian; a brother, Bill Gibbs and wife Gail and six grandchildren, Kathan Horning, Kinley Horning, Ethan Horning, Allison Horning, Ava Cash and Ella Cash. A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with Dr. Derick Hamby officiating. Burial will follow at Virginia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel. If you so desire, memorials may be made to Liberty Godparent Home, 124 Liberty Mountain Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502.

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  • Ralph E. Gibbs Father (deceased)
  • Elizabeth C. Gibbs Mother (deceased)
  • Roger D. Horning Husband
  • Jeff Horning (Shannon) Son
  • Brian Horning Son
  • Lora Cash (Brian) Daughter
  • Bill Gibbs (Gail) Brother
  • Kathan Horning Grandchild
  • Kinley Horning Grandchild
  • Ethan Horning Grandchild
  • Allison Horning Grandchild
  • Ava Cash Grandchild
  • Ella Cash Grandchild

  • Jeff Horning
  • Brian Horning
  • Brian Cash
  • Kathan Horning
  • Ethan Horning
  • Bill Gibbs

  • Liberty Godparent Home 124 Liberty Mountain Drive,, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502

Past Services

Wednesday, August 10, 2022


Thursday, August 11, 2022

Celebration of Life