Mary Delene Born

Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Delene Born, 90, Eudora, KS, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora. Burial will follow at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Mary passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha, KS.

Mary was born on May 13, 1930 in Eudora, the daughter of Fred E. and Marie A. (Fanning) Eder.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, St. Theresa Society Holy Family, Douglas County 4-H , 4-H Club Leader/Project Leader, 4-H Advisory Board and 4-H Counsel. She volunteered as a local election poll worker. She worked a number of years at the Eudora Public Library and then at JCPenney’s until her retirement.

Besides her church, and community activities, she was a devoted homemaker and caretaker. Her children and grandchildren retell stories of her wonderful cooking. She is remembered well for her hosting many family meals and celebrations. We were all graced with her gentle kindness and loving care.

She married Eugene Alban Born on May 26, 1956 in Eudora. He preceded her in death on December 26, 2012.

Survivors include her children, Joanne Noll, Hiawatha, KS, Donald Born, Peyton, CO; Dolores Korb, Valley Falls, KS; 10 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and sisters, Shirley Koldoff, Berwin, IL, Patricia Pfeiffer, St. Charles, MO. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and brother, George Eder; two sisters, Marjorie Eder, Kathryn Sutton and her great grandson Jonah Noll.

The family will greet friends at 9:00 a.m. with a Parish Rosary at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora.

With social distancing in place, and masks being required, family and friends are welcome to attend in person or while listening to the service from their vehicles on a radio station provided by Warren McElwain mortuary.

The Mass will be live streamed at

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Holy Family Catholic Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

3 Condolences

  1. Becky Huslig on December 17, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Your mom is a wonderful woman. She was always kind and smiling woman to me whenever I saw her as a child and into adulthood. She genuinely made you feel that you mattered. She served others from her heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you feel God’s loving comfort.

  2. Paul & Darlyne Ketterer on December 18, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    My husband and I wanted to express our very heartfelt sympathy to the family of Mary Delene. Even though I didn’t know her personally, I have known the Eder family for over 50 years as I am sister- in- law to Shirley, Mary’s sister. I can see that Mary was a kind and gentle person and was loved by many, as is, and was true of all the Eder family. I pray that she is reunited with the loved ones that have gone before her, and will celebrate Christmas with them at the table of the Lord. With Deepest Sympathy, Paul and Darlyne Ketterer

  3. Fred and Lois Mersmann on December 18, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Joanne, Donald, and Dolores,
    We are sorry for your loss. We lived next door to your family when we first married 50 years ago. When our daughter, Julie, was just a newborn, your mother came to stay with her while we went to vote in the presidential election. She was always so kind and helpful. Keep all the precious memories of your mother, close always.

    You will be in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May God grant you peace.

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