Nancy Hornberger

January 4, 1922May 8, 2013

Mrs. E.Z. (Nancy) Hornberger, Jr., passed away on May 8, 2013 in Fort Smith. Nancy was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on January 4, 1922 to Nancy Cravens Eads and William Martin Eads, Sr. She married Evans Z. (Zack) Hornberger, Jr, M.D. on January 7, 1944. Nancy was educated in the Fort Smith Public School System and graduated from Colby Junior College in New London, New Hampshire. During World War II she worked for the American Red Cross. She was the first Executive Secretary of the Girl Scouts in the area. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and served as president of the Presbyterian Women of the Church. She was past president of the Junior League of Fort Smith, the Sebastian County Medical Auxiliary and the Roselie Tilles Foundation Board of Directors. She served on the Westark Junior College Board of Directors, the Fort Smith Girls Club Board of Directors, the Friends of the Library Board of Directors and the Fort Smith Symphony Board of Directors. She is survived by her daughter, Ellen Masterson and husband, Conrad of Dallas/Cee Vee, Texas; her son, Robert E. Hornberger and wife, Pam of Fort Smith; one granddaughter, Amy Hardin and husband, Jon, of Fort Smith; a great grandson, Grant Hardin of Fort Smith; three grandsons; Conrad (Gayle) Masterson of Tucson, Arizona, Bill (Tia) Masterson, of Montrose, Colorado, and Patrick (Ann) Masterson of Washington, D.C. and great grandchildren, Tyler, Zachary, Madelynne, Hadley, Alden, and Naila Masterson; her brother, William M. Eads, Jr., of Fort Smith, one niece, four nephews and their families. Memorial service will be Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the First Presbyterian Church. Services and committal of cremated remains in the church Columbarium are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. The family will greet friends following the Memorial in the Church Parlor. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or any charity of the donor’s choice. To sign an online guestbook visit


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May 14, 2013

Dear Bob and Family,

I am so sad to hear this news. What a great lady she was. Our S. 24th Street neighborhood had so many great moms and she was certainly one of them.

Our thoughts are with you,

Ralph and Kim (Carnes) Downs

Birnie Harper

May 11, 2013

What a nice lady. Fern and I always enjoyed any time we had with her.

Margie Treece

May 11, 2013

Ellen,Bob, and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Nancy and Zack helped make a lot.of great memories in my life !

Sally & John Sposato

May 10, 2013

Dear El, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers today. You have always been a loving and attentive daughter to your equally loving and wonderfully feisty mother. What incredible memories you must have...
. With love, Sally & John

Jeri Winfrey

May 10, 2013 sorry for the loss of your Mother...but so glad for the wonderful person she was and will remain with you always. We were both fortunate to have such women as our mothers to guide our lives.

Sue Cooley

May 10, 2013

Deepest sympathy to the family.I always enjoyed Nancy in the Junior League and on "beauty salon" day, which we shared.

Jim Hardin

May 10, 2013

Bob, Pam, Amy, Jon and Grant. So sorry for your loss. Jan and I enjoyed talking to grandmommy. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Jim and Jan Hardin

Bill Larsen

May 10, 2013

Ellen and family, so sorry for your loss.