The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 7, 2014

Mildred "Bobbe" McConnell Dickinson

Indianapolis, Ind. — Mildred "Bobbe" McConnell Dickinson went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Indianapolis, Ind.

Mildred was born on Dec. 11, 1917, in Tipton Ford, Mo., daughter of the late Grason and Marie McConnell. She lived in Joplin until 1937, when she went to Washington, D.C. to work for the Federal Government Civil Service. During World War II, she worked for the War Department Air  Forces in Casper, Wyo. and Sacramento, Calif. and later for Civil Service Corps of Engineers in Chicago, Ill.

She married Lester Borem Oct. 19, 1947, in Pittsburg, Kan., at her parents' home, and they moved to Indianapolis. She retired from International Harvester on Jan. 1, 1980, after 25 years of employment.

She was a member of Connor Avenue Baptist Church in Joplin, Cumberland Baptist in Indiana and currently a member of Southport Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, one of her sisters, Maxine Black, was a lifelong Joplin resident and passed away on Oct. 2, 2003.

Survivors include her son, Thomas E. Borem, of Indianapolis; nieces, Connie (Black) Christman, of Joplin, Cynthia (Mundy) Robinson, of Florida, Denise (Mundy) Frissell, of Florida; nephews, Dr. Mike Cass, of Saluda, S.C., Dr. Ken Mundy, of Florida; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 12 p.m. Noon in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

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