Hornback, Nancy Ann, a beloved wife and mother and a woman of true dignity and grace, passed away in her home at the age of 75, surrounded by loved ones, on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, Friday, June 15, 2012, at exactly noon. Nancy was born August 5, 1936, in El Centro CA, to Arles Andrews Adams and Jean Stewart Adams, the third of five children: Tony, Jack, Patsy, Eileen and Kate. On January 31, 1959, she was wed to Terry Rodes Hornback, who was her dearest for 53 years of marriage. They were married by Bishop C. F. Buddy at St. Patrick's in San Diego, CA. She went to the University of San Diego, College for Women, where she received her BA and WSU, where she received her MA. She was a dedicated housewife, the mother of 7 and was an avid quilter and quilt historian (she authored 2 books). She loved music, especially the piano and genealogy. She is survived by Terry, her husband, 4 siblings, 7 kids, 21 grandkids and 3 great-grandkids. She was preceded in death by her brother, Tony. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, June 16, Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Nancy was a woman of elegance, yet profound simplicity, who made us all know we are deeply loved. Memorials have been established with Carmelite Monks Immaculate Heart of Mary, P.O. Box 2747, Cody, WY, 82414, Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, 9300 Agnew Rd., Valparaiso, NE, 68065 and Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, 430 Monastery Rd, Elysburg, PA, 17824. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com
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Published by Wichita Eagle from Jun. 16 to Jun. 17, 2012.