HORNBECK, June Alleane Garner, 86, died January 5, 2013 in Indianapolis after a long illness. Born in Brownsburg, IN on January 29, 1926, she was the only child of Herman P. Garner and Nelle M. Snyder. June graduated with honours from Brownsburg High School and received the D.A.R. award. She attended Purdue University
before marrying Wallace Stump, with whom she had a son. The couple divorced in 1949. In 1950 she married Stanley P. Hornbeck, her husband of 53 years who preceded her in death, and with whom she had 3 children. In 1967 the family moved to South Florida, where she worked first as a proofreader and then as administrative assistant to the Miami Herald's Assistant Managing Editor Ed Storin until she retired in 1985. While at the Herald she endeared herself to many with her unfailing efficiency, patience, warmth, and corny sense of humor. Said Mr. Storin, "Her title was 'Administrative Assistant,' but she was much more than that. She was the 'mother' and problem solver for all the reporters and editors at the Herald during her tenure. Me too." After retirement she was active in church and volunteer work, teaching English as a second language, and continuing as a freelance proofreader. Following Stan's death in 2002, June moved to Indianapolis and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's dementia the same year. Though the disease dramatically affected her ability to communicate, June never lost her sense of humor or sunny disposition, and made many friends at Miller's Merry Manor, Rittenhouse Senior Living, and Hooverwood Nursing Home. She was a member of First Trinity Lutheran Church in Indianapolis, St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Orange City, Florida, and subsequently of Christ Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. June is predeceased by a granddaughter, Lilian Hornbeck. She is survived by four children Paul Hornbeck (Nancy Bickford) of Ottawa, Canada; Carol Hornbeck (Rev. David Comstock) of Indianapolis, Daniel Hornbeck (Julia Tasker) of Pembroke Pines, Florida, and Stanley Hornbeck Jr. of Indianapolis, as well as eight grandchildren: Justin Hornbeck of Houston, TX., Melody and Bryana Hornbeck of Pembroke Pines, FL., Evelyn and Eleanor Hornbeck of Ottawa, Canada, and Jonah, Nathan and Levi Comstock (Hannah Bolt) of Boston, MA. Cremation services are being arranged by the Neptune Society. A memorial service will be held Saturday May 11 at 10 a.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church, 7879 Carroll Rd., McCordsville, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to Hooverwood Nursing Home in Indianapolis, or to the Alzheimer's Foundation.