Fern V. Hormel, 93, West Liberty
Obituaries · January 25, 2013

Fern V. Hormel, 93, of West Liberty died Saturday Jan. 19, 2013, at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty where visitation was held prior to services. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Fern was born Feb. 4, 1919, in Anthony, Kan., the daughter of Bud and Molly (Newman) Patterson. On Feb. 4, 1942, she was united in marriage to Louis Hormel in Anthony, Kan.

She had volunteered at the Simpson Memorial Home, enjoyed reading and cared for all her family, especially her daughter Sandra.

Survivors include one son Richard (Nancy) Hormel of West Liberty; two grandchildren: Amy (Jose) Contreras and Todd (Donna) Hormel; five great-grandchildren: Haley, Abby and Lexus Contreras and Chase and Payton Hormel; and one sister: Mary Lou Hunt of Anthony, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Louis, daughter Sandra, five sisters and two brothers.

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