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Obituaries

Obituaries

Edward Melvin Born Sr. 1922 - 2008 Eldorado Springs, Mo.

Funeral services for Edward Melvin Born Sr., 85, Eldorado Springs, will be at 8 a.m. today at Hackelman & Sons Funeral Home in Eldorado Springs. Inurnment with military honors will be in Clintonville Cemetery in Eldorado Springs.Mr. Born died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, in Joplin, Mo.He was born Nov. 5, 1922, in St. Paul, Kan., the son of Phillip and Mary Born.Mr. Born served in the U.S. Army during World War II and as a military police prison guard during the Korean War. He was discharged with honors. He was a farmer in Mulvane and Garnett, Kan., and later in Lamar. He married Theresa Ann Gehlen on Jan. 8, 1948, in Colwich, Kan. She died March 19, 2006. Mr. Born was also preceded in death by a stepgrandson.Survivors include four sons, Edward Melvin Jr., Monroe City, Ronald Joseph, Joplin, John David, Eudora, Kan., and Lynurd James, Eldorado Springs; three daughters, Theresa Ann Bender, Liberal, Mary Lee Lang, Norfolk, Va., and Annette Doris Wass, Eldorado Springs; three brothers, Eugene and Francis, Eudora, Kan., and Ernest, Nampa, Idaho; five sisters, Regina Greenlee, Lawrence, Kan., Mary Ann Dulling, Girard, Kan., Betty Roberts, Erie, Kan., and Clara Webb and Gertrude Hoffman, both of Chanute, Kan.; and 28 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 3 stepgreat-grandchildren.