OSWEGO, NY – Margaret Ellen Van Horn, 67, a resident of 134 E. Third St., Oswego, passed away on Saturday Feb. 26, 2011, at Oswego Hospital.
Born in Oswego, she was a daughter of the late Jennings and Jane (McCaffrey) Cahill.
She was a home health care aide.
Ellen was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She was a member of the Moose Club.
Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Samuel Van Horn; five sons, Samuel Van Horn of Oswego, Douglas Van Horn of California, Donald Van Horn of California, James Van Horn of California and Thomas Van Horn of Oswego; two daughters, Jacklyn DeBeaumont of California and Nancy Loomis of Oswego; two brothers, Dean (Ann) Cahill and Timothy (Pat) Cahill both of Oswego; two sisters, Judy Leone of Oswego and Sue Haynes of Pulaski; an aunt, Nancy McCaffrey;11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by three brothers, William, Robert and Martin (Gus) Cahill; and a sister, Nancy Bugow.
Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
There are no funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Oswego Hospital.