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.