Frances Hooker Horner service 4-19-13

Frances Hooker Horner

Frances Jeannette Hooker, daughter of Harry Charles Hooker and Margaret Antoinette Lecher, was born on March 20, 1916, in Chadron, Neb. She graduated from Assumption Academy in Chadron and also from Chadron State College.

Frances married George Patrick Horner in 1941. When George and Frances were first married, they lived in Belmont, Neb., a small town which no longer exists. Later they lived in Tillamook, Ore., before moving to Ocean Springs, Miss., in 1950. Frances taught English and Latin at Biloxi High School until retiring in 1984.

George and Frances were active members of St. Alphonsus Church in Ocean Springs. After retiring from teaching, Frances continued to be an organist for three churches. George and Frances were also longtime members of the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, attending monthly meetings in New Orleans. For the past few years, she attended daily and Sunday Mass at both St. James Catholic Church in Corinth, Miss., and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Savannah.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Charles Hooker and Margaret Antoinette Lecher; her sisters, Margaret Jean Hooker Olsen and Irma Lea Hooker; her brothers, Joseph Alvern Hooker and Harry William Hooker; and her husband, George Patrick Horner.

Survivors include her children, Harry Paul Horner, Teresa Marie Horner Decker, Jean Alliene Marie Horner Buck, Marian Frances Horner Poulos, Joan Marie Horner Fullwood, 13 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

The family requests donations to Frances’ favorite charities: Priests for Life and EWTN.

Contact St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Savannah, at 731-925-4852 for local memorial details.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 19, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Ocean Springs, Miss., handled through O’Keefe Funeral Home.

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