The Pryor Times

April 15, 2014

Obituary- Osborn

PRYOR, OK — Hester Irene Osborn, 89, Adair, died Thursday, April 10,  in Adair. She was born on March 14, 1925, in Tunis, Mo.; the daughter of Jessie and Uva (Glanville) Watkins.

She married Waid Osborn in February of 1943 and were married for 66 years. They moved to Adair in 1943. He preceded her in death on Sept.3, 2009.

She worked at the Whitaker Children’s Home and was a Den Mother for the Adair Cub Scouts. She also worked for the Shady Rest Care Center, Colonial Terrace Nursing Home and hung wall paper. She loved to attend bluegrass festivals and listen to the music. She enjoyed being outdoors, especially when she was camping. She loved to sew and make tea towels, selling them for her “play money.” She enjoyed being surrounded by those she loved and cherished each moment she had to spend with them. She will be remembered by all the wonderful memories she leaves behind and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services are 2 p.m., April 15, in the Adair Methodist Church with the Rev. Dylan Ward and the Rev. Roger Miller officiating. Interment will be in the Spavinaw – Strang Cemetery with Eugene Osborn, Ray Osborn, Don Osborn, Todd Osborn, Chad Osborn, Zack Osborn and Tracy Osborn serving as casket bearers. To leave her family a message, visitt Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.

Osborn is survived by her sons, Carl and wife Louise Osborn of Adair, Gail and wife Donna Osborn of Adair, Curtis and wife Marlene Osborn of Big Cabin; sister Wendolene Rash of Omaha, Neb.; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; special niece Bobbi Swanson of Owasso, many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Waid Osborn, brother and sisters Clinton Warren, Jesse Doyle, Marjorie Lucille, Wendall Harold, Mulburn Eugene, Sarah Harriet, Patricia Lou, and Loren Lavern and two great-great-grandchildren, Hartley Brown and Michael Osborn.