Emily Halsey Prothro Van Horn was born in Shreveport, LA on May 4, 1923. She died peacefully in Baton Rouge on May 25, 2023. She lived a long, happy, and Christian life and loved her family fiercely. She married Dr. Robert Brooks Van Horn in September of 1943 and lived in Minden, LA until moving to Baton Rouge shortly after his passing. Emily was active in St. John’s Episcopal Church in Minden, a Girl Scout Leader, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the King, and numerous other civic groups. She and her husband enjoyed riding Tennessee Walking horses. Emily was an amazing person that touched many lives in her 100 incredible years. Her charming, beautiful, and unforgettable soul will be missed by many!
Emily was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Brooks Van Horn; her son, Robert Brooks Van Horn Jr.; her son-in-law, John Wilbert; and her brothers, Claude Blanchard Prothro (Judy) and Randall Hunt Prothro (Nancy).
Emily is survived by her daughter, Emily Van Horn Wilbert; her son, Mark Van Horn (Toni); her daughter-in-law, Karen Van Horn; her brother, Carleton Prothro (Lois); and her grandchildren, Kristen Uter Mayeaux (Kenny), Brennan Uter (Ashley), Micah Van Horn, John Mark Van Horn (Erika), Linly Van Horn, Katherine Van Horn Schmidt (Micah), Robert Brooks Van Horn III (Genta), and Elissa Van Horn Robbins as well as many great-grandchildren!
Emily’s funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 31st, at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1107 Broadway Street, Minden, LA and burial will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden. There will be a live feed on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/stjohnsepiscopalchurch?mibextid=LQQJ4d)
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge or St. John’s Episcopal Church in Minden.