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Oct 17, 1919 - March 26, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Katherine Hornick joined her beloved husband "Joe" on March 26, 2014. She was born on October 17, 1919, in Chepin, Yugoslavia, to parents, Marie (Rigodi) Novak and Andrew Novak. At the age of 2, she and her parents moved to the United States to begin a new life and resided for many years in North Riverside, Illinois. On May 4, 1946, she married the love of her life, Joseph L. Hornick, and they resided in Cicero, Illinois, where they were blessed with two children, Diana and Joe. In 1960, another chapter in their lives began when Joe & Katherine moved to Oklahoma City with the opening of the Western Electric plant. Katherine was a homemaker extraordinaire; loved to cook, and was well-known for her bread dumplings, cookies and apple slices. She also enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts, and her nylon "scrubbies" were always in demand. She loved flowers, especially African violets, and enjoyed watching the hummingbirds in her backyard. She is survived by her children, Diana Sarber, of Oklahoma City; and Joseph W. Hornick and spouse Donia, of Mustang; grandchildren, Shauna McCurdy and husband Roy, Joey Hornick and spouse Leslie, Shannon Love and husband Michael; and her ten great-grandchildren, Zachary, Haley, Jacob, Drue, Reese, Courtney, Addyson, Ethan, Dylan, and Jordan. She is also survived by her devoted Sheltie, "Lucky." She was preceded in death by her parents, Marie and Andrew Novak; an infant sister, Josephine; husband, Joseph; and son-in-law, Jim Sarber. Special appreciation for the care she received at Canterbury Inn and Crossroads Hospice. She was a gracious lady and will be missed by all of her friends and family. Katherine's funeral service will be on Monday, March 31, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Smith & Kernke Chapel, 14624 N. May, Oklahoma City. Family will be present at a visitation Sunday, 6-8 p.m. Interment will follow the service at Resurrection Cemetery.

Published in The Oklahoman on Mar. 30, 2014
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