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Jane Maury Brown Horne
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  • Saint James Church
    1872 Camp Road
    Charleston, SC 29412

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“My deepest condolences to all the Horne family on the loss of their beloved Jane. She will be missed by her St. James family, friends, and the...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Ann Bailey King - Folly Beach, SC

“Uncle Ben and family, my heart breaks for you. I loved Aunt Jane so much and she and all of you were such a big part of our lives. I pray for your...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Terry Clarkin - Johns Island, SC

“So sorry for your loss. I saw her in Belks about two weeks ago and she looked great. I remember what great neighbors ya'll were and have many fond...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Ben, I am so sorry and sad to hear of Janes passing. She was such a good friend to me all the time at St. James. Please know that You and your...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: jan conklin - charleston, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you peace and strength during this sorrowful time. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Kim Yerbury Winter - Goose Creek, SC

“I am truly sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: jeff jones - walterboro, SC

“May the Lord bless you all and keep your memories fresh. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Patti O'Brien - SC - Acquaintance

“It was an honor to have known Mrs. Horne. She was an inspiring woman who led a remarkable life. We send our sincerest condolences to her husband...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Marty and Charlotte Stanton - IL

“Please except my condolences for the loss of your dear beloved. May fond memories and love of family and friends help you to endure during this most...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Rose Duodu - Walterboro, SC

“From 2012 when I joined my church family at St James, I started sitting with Jane and Ben, or in the pew in front. When The Peace was exchanged,...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: David Isgett - Charleston, SC

“Dear Horne family, I am sorry to hear of your loss.All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.God Bless. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Hayes - Ravenel, SC

“It was an honor to know Jane and attend Saint James Church with her, especially Wednesday services where she often red the Bible passage. She was a...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jean Matthews - James Island, SC, SC

Jane Maury Brown Horne, 87, of Charleston, South Carolina, wife of Benjamin S. Horne, Jr. passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Her Funeral Service will be held Friday, June 30, 2017, at Saint James Church, 1872 Camp Road at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends following the service at the Saint James Ministry Center.

Jane was born on March 12, 1930 in Jacksonville, Florida, the only daughter of the late Arthur Livingstone and Octavia Leadbetter Brown. Jane was raised in Richmond, Virginia, graduating from John Marshall High School. She entered the work force at Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond. She moved to Charleston in 1948 and worked at SCE&G before meeting her husband, Benjamin Shinn Horne, Jr. They were married in 1950 at St. Philip's Episcopal Church and moved to Clemson College (now University) where he completed his studies and she was employed by the Dept. of Agriculture. She earned a PHT (putting husband through) as Ben received his BA in Economics. Moving back to Charleston after graduation, she was hired by Drs. Parker and Prioleau as secretary and physician's assistant. In 1952 she gave birth to her first son, Benjamin Shinn III and began life as a homemaker. In 1956 she gave birth to triplet sons, Arthur Livingstone, Brian Forrest and Curtis Bartholomew. Ten months later she gave birth to her only daughter, Nancy Jane. Jane enjoyed motherhood and kept busy with her five children.

After the children were in school, she returned to the work force at the request of Dr. J. Manly Stallworth who received a grant to study non-invasive methods to diagnose arterial disease at the new Vascular Research Laboratory at Roper Hospital. She filled the part time position of secretary and research assistant. Jane enjoyed research and working with a plethora of medical students, interns, residents and vascular fellows for several years. The research resulted in physiologic tests to diagnose arterial diseases and the lab became a clinical facility diagnosing patients with carotid and peripheral arterial and venous diseases. In learning to be a vascular technologist, she visited many laboratories in the United States to study other modalities of diagnoses. Jane was a charter member of The Society for Non Invasive Vascular Technology and served as the third President of this prestigious society in 1980-81. She attended and was a faculty member of many seminars on vascular disease and ultrasound diagnosis throughout the United States and in London. She planned and facilitated seven symposia in Charleston for vascular technologists from all over the country. Jane retired as Technical Director of the Vascular Lab after 33 years of service to Roper Hospital in 1992.

After retirement Jane became more active at Saint James Church on James Island. She served on the Vestry as Secretary, represented Saint James as a board member of Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community, served as President of Saint James Episcopal Church Women, was a member of the Cemetery Committee, a Kitchen Team leader, member of the Altar Guild, a Stephen Minister, and a leader of the Cancer Support Group. In the community she was a member and served as President of the Arion Auxiliary and a volunteer for Odyssey hospice, serving residents of the Bishop Gadsden community. Jane was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2002, underwent a successful surgery, and was pronounced cancer free. She was diagnosed with lung cancer again in 2008 and was the 8th patient to undergo Cyber Knife radiation again with complete success and was cancer free. For many years she led the Cancer Support Group at Saint James for cancer survivors from the church as well as the surrounding community.

Jane is survived by her husband of 67 years, Benjamin; three sons, Benjamin III and his wife Mary of Greenville, Arthur and his wife Wanda of Charleston, Brian and his wife Mary of Charleston; and one daughter, Nancy and her husband John of Atlanta. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Benjamin Shinn Horne IV and his wife Stephanie, Walter Gregg Horne and his wife Misty, Maury Horne Kilgo and her husband John, all of Greenville; Mark Godwin and his wife Becca, and Lauren Godwin Vereen and her husband Jason of Atlanta, Ashley Horne Gering and her husband John of Charleston, Tyler Horne Piribek and her husband John Thomas of Colorado, Tradd Chaben Horne, Mary Elizabeth Horne and Katherine Jane Horne, all of Charleston; great-grandchildren, Walter and Isabelle Horne and Aedan Bear Piribek, Hutson and Palmer Gering, Jack and Kate Kilgo, and Evan Horne; one brother, William Arthur Brown and his children, Mary Jones and Katherine Risher. In addition to her parents, Jane was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Livingstone Brown and Gordon Page Brown; and her son, Curtis.