Norma J. Hornsby

10/28/1935 - 10/09/2017

Obituary for Norma J. Hornsby

Norma J. Hornsby, 81, Minburn, IA

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2017 at Murdock Funeral Home in Perry, IA. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Friday, also at Murdock’s. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Memorials in Norma’s name will be directed to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Minburn Public Library and Perry Public Library. Norma passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Rowley Masonic Home.

Norma Jeanne Crellin was born October 28, 1935 the daughter of Thomas A. and Esther M. (Evans) Crellin in Perry, Iowa. She lived her whole life in the Adel, Minburn and Perry area. She graduated from Central Dallas High School in 1954. Norma married Roger Hornsby April 11, 1959 in Unionville, MO.

In Norma’s younger years she grew up in a funeral home and on a farm. She was active in 4-H and raised prize beef steers and bulls. She did barrel racing with her horse Lady Babe and competed in girls basketball, earning varsity letters from Adel High School.

It may surprise a few, but Norma was an excellent shot, winning singles and father-daughter skeet championships in Iowa.
Her middle years took her across the U.S.A. on national bowling trips competing for top honors with her many team leagues. She also got bitten by the antique bug and worked side by side with her husband, Roger, in their auctioneering business. She enjoyed antiques and auctions all her life.

Norma’s remembered by all for her smile and good humor. She was always cheerful and happy and could light up the room with her laughter and excitement, especially when one of her grandchildren entered the room.

Survivors include one son Wendell (Jenny) Hornsby of Sherrill, IA; one daughter Wanda Hornsby of Windsor Heights, IA and five grandchildren Leah Hornsby, Callin Hornsby, Crellin Hornsby, Hailey (Kyle) Wilmeth and Walker Hornsby. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband on October 5, 2001, three sons and one daughter.

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