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Obituary for Lenna Born

Lenna Born
May 1, 1934 - April 29, 2023

Lenna was born in Barry County on May 1, 1934 the daughter of Harry R. and Mildred V. Latta. Lenna attended Delton Kellogg Schools and lived in Cloverdale where she met the love of her life, George Born Jr. and they married on December 4, 1952. They owned and operated Country Inn restaurant in Dowling for many years where Lenna prepared home cooked meals for the community. After the passing of her husband in 1985, Lenna attended Hastings High School alongside her daughter, Lori where they earned their high school diplomas. Lenna was a strong, caring person and loved life, but most of all, she loved and protected her family until the very end. Lenna was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Mildred Latta; husband, George Born Jr.; daughter, Lori Oleksyn; brothers: Rollo Homer, and Max Latta; sisters: Mercie Bowerman, Sally Lafountain, Lavina Arkwright; sister and best friend Vera TasKey; and her canine, Teddy. Lenna is survived by her daughter; Deborah Allen; son, George Born; daughters; Mary (Max) Main, Karen (Mark) Bissett; several grandkids and great grandkids. Lenna’s family will receive friends on Friday, May 5, 2023, 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home where her funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM. Burial will take place at Brush Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Barry County Humane Society will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Lenna’s family.