Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


December 5, 2012

Don and Barb Horan

BATESVILLE — On Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, Don and Barb Horan left their home on earth and entered into their heavenly home, where they were met by their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as well as family and friends who had gone before them.  

Donald “Don” Paul Horan was born July 13, 1966, in Greensburg, the ninth of 10 children to James and Teresa Horan.

Don was a lifelong resident of Greensburg and graduated from Greensburg Community High School in 1984. Upon graduating, Don went to work for Shirk’s International.  

Barbara “Barb” Lynn Martin was born Feb. 19, 1968, in Greensburg to Richard “Dick” and Carolyn Hineman Martin. Barb, too, was a lifelong resident of Greensburg and graduated from Greensburg Community High School in 1986. After high school, Barb attended Indiana Business College, where she obtained her associate degree in business in 1988. She was employed at Kova before she went to work at REMC. Eventually, she left the workforce to stay at home with her children.

Being best friends, Don and Barb married May 14, 1988, and together they built a life with each other.

After leaving his mark on several local businesses, including The Office Shop, Hadler-Chrysler-Plymouth and Fifth-Third Bank, Don bought Collection Associates Inc. in 1998 and developed it into the business it is today. After selling the business in 2008, he retired and together with his wife, they lived a life in which they continually gave back to their church and community. Don and Barb both recognized that all they had came from God and were always willing to generously share their blessings with others.  

Both Don and Barb served on numerous boards and committees, always seeking to make sure this was a community their family could enjoy for years to come. Over the years, Don gave time and offered guidance to the Decatur County Fair Board, Greensburg Redevelopment Board, Decatur County United Fund, Decatur County Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, DCMH Capital Campaign and Decatur County Community Foundation.  

Barb, too, was actively involved in Tri Kappa and St. Mary’s Hot Meals Program. She also volunteered her time for Girls on the Run, Decatur County YMCA Board and Bread of Life.

They were both heavily involved members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greensburg, serving on numerous committees and were actively involved with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Don was a member of the board, and together with his wife, served as co-chairs of the Catholic Community Foundation.  

Of all the success they achieved throughout life, their proudest accomplishments were their four daughters:  Rebecca (19), Olivia (17), Regan (14) and Adrienne (13), who survive.

Don and Barb will forever be remembered as devoted parents, loving members of their families and friends to the community. They were generous donors to a number of foundations and enjoyed serving others, but more than anything, they enjoyed the relationships they had with their family and friends. Don and Barb both loved to laugh and made many memories with those they held close.  

Don was preceded in death by his father James Horan.

In addition to his four beautiful daughters, he is survived by his mother Teresa Horan, Greensburg;  brothers Dennis (Ann Marie) Horan, Millhousen, Tony Horan, New Palestine, Joe (Eileen) Horan, Indianapolis, Bill (Dawn) Horan, Bluffton, and Tom (Suzanne) Horan, Greensburg;  sisters Sharon (John) Kreuz, Columbus, Ohio, Kathy (Brian) Cunningham, Valparaiso, Nancy (Kenny) Buening and Sue (Gerald) Huey, Greensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Barb was preceded in death by her father Dick Martin.

In addition to her four beautiful daughters, she is survived by her mother Carolyn Martin; Grandpa Otto Hineman; brother Don (Debbie) Martin, Greensburg; sister Nancy (Frank) Mazza, Floyds Knobs; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A combined visitation with the families of Steve and Denise Butz will be from  4-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic School (south/new campus). A combined memorial Mass celebrating the lives of Don and Barb, as well as their dear friends Steve and Denise Butz,  will be held at 10 a.m. Friday Dec. 7, at Greensburg Community High School gymnasium with the Rev. John Meyer officiating. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery following the Mass.  

Memorials can be made to St. Mary’s Church Building Fund. Online condolences can be made at


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