Irene N. Born, 99, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully in the Community Hospice Truman House on Sunday morning, July 11, 2021, following complications from a fall.

Born in New England, Ohio, on April 8, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Jane (Raper) Hadley.

After completing her education in a one room school house on Tabor Ridge, Irene graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1940.

On March 29, 1942, she married the late Guy E. Born. In later years, Irene enjoyed walking at the mall and visiting with shut-ins from the Otterbein United Methodist Church, where she was a member.

Her family includes her two sons, Norman (Bev) Born of Oklahoma and Chris (Patty) Born of New Philadelphia; her grandchildren, Mark (Hope) Born and Marla Born, both of McArthur, Ohio; one great-grandson, Zachary Adams of Texas; step-grandchildren, John (Jenine) Hoy, Mary (Scott) Johnson, Holly (Jason) Greer, and Josh (Jessica) Chilson; step-great-grandchildren, Trent (Emily) Rhodes, Lauren Rhodes, Andrew, Jacob, and Olivia Greer, and Kyra Chilson and Emmitt Dale; and her brother, Sam (Jane) Hadley of New Philadelphia.

In addition to her parents and husband, Irene was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Marsha Adams; and her brothers, William and Alan Hadley.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 13, 2021 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Otterbein United Methodist Church in New Philadelphia. A service will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jon Long officiating.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions in Irene’s memory may be directed to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 156 Beaver Ave NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.


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