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In Memory

Edwin O'Brien (O'Brien) - Class Of 1944

Lt. Col. Edwin F. O'Brien

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

McCook Daily Gazette



July 25, 1926-July 4, 2010

CAMERON, Missouri -- Lt. Col. Edwin F. O'Brien, U.S. Army (Ret), 83, of Cameron, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday (July 4, 2010) at Cameron Regional Medical Center.

Lt. Col. O'Brien was born July 25, 1926, in St. Joseph. He served in the United States Army until his retirement. He served during World War II, The Korean Conflict and Vietnam.


Edwin loved fishing, horses and children. He also loved reading and having his dog by his side.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William F. and Ilah Mae (Potter) O'Brien; daughter, Catherine A. O'Brien; and one sister, Evelyn M. McHarness.

Survivors include seven daughters, Mary E. O'Brien of Falls Church, Virginia, Deborah S. Colcord of Taunton, Massachusetts, Gwendolyn M. O'Brien of Alton, Illinois, Janet G. O'Brien of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cynthia L. Parker of Springfield, Missouri, Robin M. O'Brien of Tulsa and Carolyn L. Lakey of Springfield, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Heather M., Jared S. and Devon E. Colcord, Cassandra L. and Andrea M. Parker; Adam M. and Lindsey R. Lakey; two great-grandchildren, Chase S. and Gavin S. Colcord; brother, William R. O'Brien; cousins, Raymond H. and Edward L. Swardson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are Thursday at 10 a.m. at Meierhoffer Funeral Home and Crematory. Interment is at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Meierhoffer Funeral Home and Crematory.

The family suggests memorial gifts to DAV or the American Heart Association.

The online guestbook and obituary are at www.meierhoffer.com.

Meierhoffer Funeral Home of St. Joseph is in charge of arrangements.