Five children die in fire Wednesday morning

Above, two visitors to an impromtu memorial to the five children who died in a house fire embrace. Top, friends, family and neighbors have made a memorial outside the home on Ivey Lane. 

 
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STEVE SMITH SSMITH@LACLEDERECORD.COM

Five children died in a mobile home fire on Ivey Lane in Lebanon Wednesday morning.
The five children were identified as Benjamin Hunt, 1; Ethan Hunt, 5; Maeanna Hunt, 2; Patience Malleck, 6 months; and Andre Malleck, 1.
One adult female, Alexandra (Allee) Malleck was transported to Mercy Hospital in Springfield for treatment of severe injuries. She is the mother of Patience and Andre Malleck.  Their father is Taylor Malleck. Kelley Hunt is the father of Benjamin, Ethan and Maeanna Hunt. The children are cousins.
Taylor Malleck and Kelley Hunt both also live in the home, but they were not at home at the time of the fire.
In a Facebook message to the Record, the children’s grandmother, Bobbie Brown, thanked people for their love and support.
“The overwhelming response from the public to our family comforts our hearts,” she said.
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