Carole Ann Horner

October 3, 2018

NORFOLK — Services for Carole Ann (Boyd) Horner, 76, Russellville, Ark., formerly of Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Home for Funerals, 1203 W. Norfolk Ave., in Norfolk. Jim Doolittle will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk.


Carole Ann (Boyd) Horner, 76, of Russellville departed this life on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born July 9, 1942, in Norfolk, to Robert and Arletta (Kluge) Boyd.

She graduated from Norfolk High School in Norfolk and earned her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She taught elementary school in Dalton, and in North Loup-Scotia, where she met the love of her life, Ralph Horner.

They were married Oct. 30, 1982, in Ashton and became a family of seven. In 1989, they moved from Scotia to Russellville, where she taught at Crawford Elementary School and then became a secretary to the department head of nursing at Arkansas Tech University for many years.

During her life, she touched many lives. She loved helping others and was an active member of St. John Catholic Church in Russellville. Some of her favorite activities were being a Eucharistic Minister to the sick and homebound for her church, scrapbooking and rooting for her favorite sports teams —Golden Suns and Wonder Boys and others.

Those left to honor her memory include her spouse, Ralph Horner of Russellville; a brother, Keith (Mary) Boyd of Holiday Isle; a son, Ricky (Peggy) Metteer of Sioux City; a daughter, Linda Meetter of Grand Island; a son, Paul (Linda) Horner of Ord; a son, Gary (Jenny) Horner of Kearney; and a son, Jeffrey (Laura) Horner of Minden. She was blessed with 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Metteer.

Memorials may be made to St. John Catholic Church, 1900 W. Main St., Russellville, AR 72801. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.homeforfuneralsinc.com.

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