NEW MADRID - Edward F. O'Herin, 86, died Jan. 11, 2006, at his home in New Madrid.
Born Dec. 27, 1919, in Parsons, Kan., to the late William E. and Agnes James O'Herin, he was a 1941 graduate of the University of Missouri. A captain in the Army Air Force Transport Command in the South Pacific, he was injured and decorated in the invasion of the Philippines at Leyte Gulf. A graduate of the George Washington University Law School and admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1949, he was a trial lawyer for over 50 years. He was an avid hunter of ducks, rabbits and raccoons as well as a horselover, who wanted to be a cowboy. He was also of the Roman Catholic belief.
Survivors include: his wife, Rangituruturu Henry O'Herin, who is the sister of Sir Jeffrey Henry, former prime minister of the Cook Islands; four sons and a daughter-in-law, William James and Pat O'Herin of Florissant, Edward Joseph O'Herin of Kansas City, Mo., Thomas Francis O'Herin of Saluda, N.C., and Timothy Patrick O'Herin of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Mary Ellen Buddy of Dodge City, Kan.; one brother, William J. O'Herin of Clayton; and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Zoe Leuer O'Herin, who died in 1996.
Graveside services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday at the Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Tochtrop, pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, officiating.
Burial will follow under the direction of Richards Funeral Home.