Melvin Kirn Sr.

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Melvin L. Kirn Sr., 73, of Perryville died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at Perry County Nursing Home.

He was born July 19, 1930, in Perry County, son of George S. and Josephine Gebhardt Kirn.

Kirn was a farmer, and member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and American Legion Boosters.

Survivors include three sons, Melvin Kirn Jr. of Perryville, Daniel Kirn of Oklahoma City, Okla., Richard Kirn of Mesa, Ariz.; two daughters, Joyce Jones of Flint, Mich., Brenda Barnett of Perryville; three sisters, Virginia Lappe of St. Louis, Alice Boxdorfer and Viola Gibbar of Perryville; two brothers, Sylvester and Joseph Kirn of Perryville; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two great-stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons.

Friends may call at Miller Family Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:30 to 9:50 a.m. The parish wake will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with the Rev. William Thess officiating. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.