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September 14, 2006

(7/21/1926 - 9/6/2006)

Benjamin Wayne “Pete” Bourn, 80, of Hannibal, died September 6, 2006 at his home. Services were held September 9, 2006 at Smith Funeral Home & Chapel, Rev. Steve Barker officiating. Burial was in the Grand View Burial Park.

Mr. Bourn was born July 21, 1926, in Memphis, MO, to Oval A. and Alta M. Hufford Bourn.

He was married April 22, 1951, in Edina, MO, to Patricia McAnulty and she survives.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Patricia McAnulty Bourn of Hannibal, MO, one son, Peter Bradley Bourn, of Saverton, MO; one grandson, Caleb Bradley Bourn of Hannibal, one sister, Helen Jean Bourn Sharp and husband Stanley, Edina, MO. Other survivors include one niece and two nephews.

Mr. Bourn graduated from Memphis High School. He earned his B.S. degree in Industrial Arts from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College (now Truman University) in Kirksville. He was president of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity and a member of Blue Key Honor Society at the college. He served overseas in the U.S. Army during WW II and was stationed in Japan and the Philippines. He was a member of the Army Band playing trombone and also was a cook.

Mr. Born joined the Missouri State Highway Department in 1952, as a draftsman. He retired in 1984, as a senior highway designer. He was one of the first members of the Mark Twain Men’s Choral where he sang bass.

He had many hobbies and interests throughout his lifetime, including the love of hunting and fishing, mechanical challenges and woodworking and clock making, to list only a few. He also was a motorcycle enthusiast.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Hannibal where he was a member of the Chancel Choir for over 30 years.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

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