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

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.

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

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

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

Funeral services were held on Jan. 22, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Visitation was held prior to the service. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty. Online condolences may be made to the family at