FOREST — Shirley Ann (Osborn) Born, of Wharton, died at 6 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012 after a seven-month battle with cancer in her home with her family by her side. She was 70.
Born July 12, 1941 in Hepburn, she was a daughter of the late Harry Morris and Betty Jane (Smith) Osborn. She married John Born I on Oct. 10, 1964 in Patterson at the church parsonage.
Mrs. Born leaves behind five children, Shelly Ann (Mike) Dunn, of Alabama; John (Rachel Patton) Born II, of Marseilles; Matt Born, of Wharton; Donna Jean (Phil) Naus, of Patterson; and Mark Alan (Terri) Born, of Carey; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren, two special girls that were like her grandchildren; a special family friend; a brother, Thomas E. (Joyce) Osborn, of Graytown; several in-laws; and many special nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard (Karen) Osborn and John (Cheryl) Osborn; and a sister, Millie Whitaker, of Marion.
Mrs. Born worked on the family farm. She was a housewife, a loving mother and a retired cook.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Clark Shields Funeral Home, Forest, with the Rev. Denny Livingston officiating. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wyandot Memorial Hospital Oncology Department and Wyandot County Hospice in care of Clark Shields Funeral Home, 301 S. Patterson St., Forest OH 45843.