VanHorn graduated from Cornersville High School in 1944, and in August of 1944, began teaching at Ostella School.
In 1946 VanHorn began her attendance at Martin College before receiving a scholarship to Southern College in Birmingham, where VanHorn received a B.S. degree.
VanHorn completed her Master's degree at George Peabody College. VanHorn used this impressive education to teach high school mathematics for ten years in Florence, AL and at Cornersville High School.
VanHorn retired from teaching in 1986, and is now a very active member of the Retired Teachers Association.
"I thank God every day for allowing me to live a long, productive life and the ability to teach and help others," said VanHorn.
VanHorn is also a dedicated worker for the scholarship fund of the Marshall County Retired Teachers Association, and has been Treasurer for the last eleven years.
" I honestly feel that God called me to be a math teacher, and with that help from God, my dear parents, and wonderful people, I have devoted my life to teaching math to literally thousands of students," said VanHorn. "I have always appreciated my late husband Glenn W. (Bud) VanHorn. He was always very supportive of my continuing education and teaching."