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Lillian Marie Hornback

November 19, 1922 May 21, 2020
Lillian Marie Hornback
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Lillian Marie Hornback, 97, Carthage, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at St. Luke’s Nursing Center, where she had been for a short time following a broken leg. Lillian was born November 19, 1922 in Sarcoxie, Missouri, the daughter of the late Thomas W. Lambeth and Lora (Whisner) Lambeth. She was a 1940 graduate of Sarcoxie High School and then attended Joiner Business College for two years. Lillian married Paul L. Hornback on May 5, 1945 in Independence, Kansas; he preceded her in death on October 9, 2013. Lillian and her husband, Paul, owned and operated Hornback Appliance in Carthage for 44 years. She worked for United Missouri Bank for 30 years and retired from their administrative department.

Lillian was a kind, generous, compassionate and loving soul who will live eternally in the hearts and memories of those who loved her. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, flowers and being a homemaker. She loved and adored her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed spending time with her many nieces and nephews, friends and fellow church members at Fairview Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Donald Hornback, Carthage; grandchildren, Jeff Stout (wife Melinda), Reeds, Jonathan Stout (wife Jana), Joplin, Brent Hornback (wife Sandra), Omaha, NE, Justin Hornback, Omaha, NE; nine great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ann Mitts; a son, Roger Hornback; a granddaughter, a great grandson, a great-great grandson, four brothers, Nelson Lambeth, Noel Lambeth, Leroy Lambeth, and Billy Lambeth; and one sister, Lucille Mullens.

A memorial visitation will be held Friday, June 5, 2020 from 3-6 pm at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Avilla Cemetery, Reeds, Missouri. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Isaiah Wiggin Memorial Fund in care of Carthage YMCA, 2600 Grand Ave, Carthage, MO 64836. Online condolences may be expressed through Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.

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Knell Mortuary

308 W. Chestnut
Carthage, MO 64836

Knell Mortuary
308 W. Chestnut Carthage 64836 MO
United States

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Avilla Cemetery Final Resting Place

Reeds, MO 64859

10815 Reeds 64859 MO
United States

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Knell Mortuary

Memorial gifts are suggested to the Isaiah Wiggin Memorial Fund in care of Carthage YMCA, 2600 Grand Ave, Carthage, MO 64836.

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