Mrs. Georgia May Horning

July 30, 1908 - March 18, 1997

The Norman Transcript
March 19, 1997

Georgia May Horning, 88, Norman, died Tuesday, March 18, at Norman Regional Hospital, following an extended illness.

Private family services will be Friday, with the Rev. Phil Fenn officiating. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, under the direction of Mayes Funeral Directors. She was born July 30, 1908, in Hominy, to Emanual and Elva May Smith. She graduated from Hominy High School as valedictorian at the age of 16, and soon began working as a school librarian, while earning college hours, to help support her family of origin. Utilizing a state permit, she began her teaching career near Hominy in a one-room, eight-grade country schoolhouse, before receiving her degree in education at Central State University in 1947. She taught for 33 years, the majority of which was at Central Junior High and West Junior High in Norman, where she retired in 1972. The last survivor of seven siblings, she was preceded in death by four elder brothers and two younger sisters.

She married Frank Horning on May 29, 1938, in Pawnee. They attended McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church since moving to Norman in 1947.

SHe is survived by her husband of 58 years, C. Frank Horning of Norman; her son and his wife, Philip and Marian Horning of Oklahoma City; her grandson and his wife, Clay and Kim Horning of Norman; her granddaughter, Sara Horning of Oklahoma City; and her great-granddaughter, Harper Nicole Horning of Norman.

Memorials may be made to the McFarlin Memorial United Methodist church, 419 S. University Blvd., Norman, Ok 73071.

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