COLUMBIA – Lola Mae Bourn's freezer was always full of homemade cookies, just in case a visitor decided to drop by.
But her grandchildren knew it was her homemade hot-fudge sauce and her macaroni and cheese that were the main attractions, her daughter Kim Innes said.
Lola Mae Bourn of Columbia died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 86.
Mrs. Bourn was born Dec. 28, 1927 in Gallatin to Sanford and Clarice Briner.
She graduated from MU in 1949 and married Robert "Bob" Bourn that same year. They had a December wedding.
In 1964, Mrs. Bourn and her husband started the Bourn Feed and Supply. They ran the store until 1987, when they retired.
Mrs. Bourn loved to host big, family meals.
“Family was number one to her,” Innes said. “She loved her grandkids and she loved listening to stories about what they were doing.”
Mrs. Bourn and her husband loved traveling. They drove around the country with friends and family in their RV, and they made it to almost every state.
"Most of our family vacations revolved around going somewhere with water," Innes said.
Minnesota was a frequent destination. Innes said her parents loved to fish for walleye while the children played in the water. "My dad always said my mom was a better fisher because she was always so patient."
Mrs. Bourn is survived by her four children, Kevin Bourn, of Columbia; Kelly Isom and her husband, Alan, of Kansas City; Kim Innes and her husband, Joe, of Columbia; and Kent Bourn and his wife, Lorinda, of Hurst, Texas. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren, Alex Isom, Nathan Innes, Jack Innes and Sam Innes, all of Columbia; Katelyn Isom, of Kansas City; Andrea Isom, of Dallas; Natalie Gale, of St. Louis; and Matthew Bourn and Mason Bourn, both of Hurst, Texas.
Mrs. Bourn's husband Robert, her sisters Edna Nichols and Majiel Gatenby, and her brother Doyle Briner died earlier.
Services will conducted from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, 800 Hospital Dr., Columbia, MO 65201.
Condolences can be posted at memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.