Abby Lyn Horsley

Horsley, Abby

October 15, 1994 ~ June 4, 2017

Abby Lyn Horsley, 22, Hastings, NE, formerly of Tea, was born October 15th, 1994 and went to be with Jesus, June 4th, 2017. Abby loved life and lived it to the fullest. Her smile and laugh were infectious and touched hearts and lives of those who knew her.

Public visitation with family present will be 5-7pm, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Faith Family Church, in Sioux Falls. A Celebration of Life will be 1:00pm, Friday, June 9, at Faith Family Church (8th St and Spring Ave. Sioux Falls). Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Abby was very involved in church growing up, with the youth group, dance team and music programs. She grew up in Tea, SD and attended Tea Area School. She was involved in music and sports but especially loved basketball. Her tenacious spirit and commitment to her team mates and the game was the same way she approached everything she did in life. She then moved to Hastings, NE where she attended and graduated Xenon Beauty Academy in Grand Island, NE in 2016. She was valedictorian of her class. Abby worked at Blondies Salon in Hastings, NE.

Abby is survived and will be deeply missed by her parents, Gary & Rhonda Horsley of Tea, SD; one brother, Austin (Adrienne) and nephew, Archer Horsley, Sioux Falls; one sister, Nicole Horsley, Tea, SD; grandmother, Beverly Horsley, Sioux Falls, formerly of Wessington Springs, SD; and grandmother Helen Hoglund, Lake Norden, SD; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Abby was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Gerald Horsley and Gene Hoglund; and one uncle, Dave Eggebraaten.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Abby’s memory.

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  • Kisha says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your sisters passing Austin. Although I only had just met you and Adrienne and Archer, I can only imagine how wonderful your sister Abby was. Prayers of strength, comfort, and peace to you all.

  • Terri Murray says:

    Rhonda and Family, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I am praying for You and your Family.

  • Cheryl Gardner says:

    My daughter Caitlin was a friend to Abby and she told me of her passing. My sincerest condolences to her family, such a tragic loss and being a mom, I just can’t imagine your pain and the void you are feeling during this difficult time. May your memories of your time with Abby help sustain you until you one-day are reunited with this beautiful girl. May she rest peacefully in the Kingdom of Heaven. Thoughts and prayers being sent your way from California. R.I.P. Abby.

  • Marshall G. says:

    Condolences from Hastings, NE. Abby was so much fun to talk with, infectious personality. She will be missed…

  • Diane DeLeon says:

    Sorry for your loss . I’m an educator at Xenon GI campus and had the pleasure of teaching Abby she was a great student and will be greatly missed

  • Kathy prokop says:

    Sorry for your loss, if I can help in any way,my prayers are with you and your family.

  • Todd &Liz Graff says:

    Rhonda and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to your family! May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you strength during this difficult time. 🙏🏻

  • Kevin & Linda Nissen says:

    Gary, Rhonda and Austin, we are so sorry for you loss. I just wanted to let you know we are here for you and your family, if you they need someone to talk to. We went through the same trajic loss with my sister. It was a very difficult time for my parents and I’m sure the same for you. I found some sense of peace knowing God has a better plan for her and someday we will see her again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Ted amd Jennifer Powell says:

    Gary and family,
    We are so sad to hear the news of your daughters passing.
    Bless you and your family as you honor her in the next few days!

  • Jane Larson says:

    I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Losing a child has to be the hardness thing anyone has to go through. I’m sure God is taking very good care of her. My thoughts & prayers are with you all

  • Sally Sundby says:

    Rhonda – my deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers and your family for your heartbreaking loss.

  • Sharon hofer says:

    Rhonda I am so sorry to hear this my heart hurts so for you ! Please know that you will be in our prayers.Jesus already knows what the plan is but we might not know in this life cause our hope is in him and in the end we will see it all !! Love you Rhonda

  • Dear Gary, Rhonda and family,
    We were so very sorry to hear about Abby’s passing away. We cannot begin to imagine how heart broken you must be. Through our grief and mourning, we grow stronger in the confidence of the cross of Christ, his shed blood, and mercy. We know that we will meet again some day.
    Love and prayers to you,
    Dan and Gail

  • Larry and Joyce Bendt says:

    Extending our Sympathy Rhonda to you and your family in your loss. Will keep you in our prayers.

  • Julie Jarmon says:

    My heart aches for Gary, Rhonda and the Horsley family to lose recently in death your precious loved one Abby after just 22 way too short years, way too young, way too soon. When death robs us of someone we love very much, it causes much sadness and grief. No other pain will ever be greater that the pain of losing a child. Words are so limited that can give comfort, so I would like to share with you a beautiful scripture where Jesus makes us a wonderful promise at John 5:28, which says: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out…” . Our heavenly Father promises us to do away with man’s worst enemy, death at Rev. 21: 4 which reads: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” Isaiah 33:24 guarantees us: “And no resident will say “I am sick,” ever again. For more comforting scriptures please visit: It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. God’s kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises including the resurrection. John 6:40 Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: “is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago.” Isaiah 26:19 “Your dead will live……And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life.” Isaiah 25:8 “He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it.” Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) invites you to throw all your burdens on Him and He will sustain you in your time of grief. I offer my sincere condolences to the family. Feel free to contact me at my email address: May these promises give you hope, comfort and peace in your time of grief.
    I pray it will do your heart goods to please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize”

  • Angie Munce says:

    I have so many fond memories of Abby! She and my daughter Baylee were such good friends in high school. She spent time at our house and was always smiling. The Lord has gained a beautiful angel.

  • Primrose Retirement Residents & Staff says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Horsley family on the loss of your daughter. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God send you strength and love during this difficult time.

  • Rachel Carnes says:

    My dear friend Abby. We have so many fond memories from our elementary/JR high years. I will miss you and see you in heaven someday. With deepest sympathy.

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