Obituary for George R Osborn

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George R Osborn

October 28, 1945 - March 1, 2015

George R. Osborn, age 69, passed away Sunday morning, March 1, 2015, at the IU Bloomington Hospice House in Bloomington. He was a resident of Brown County.

George was born in Indianapolis on October 28, 1945 to his parents, George W. and Ruth E. (Ackerman) Crawford. He was a 1964 graduate of Harry Wood High School in Indianapolis. George married Sharon L.G. "Sherry" (Ford) Osborn on April 17, 1965 in Nashville. She lovingly survives after 49 years of marriage.

He is also survived by his mother, Ruth E. Welch of Brown County, children, Bill Lee Osborn and Donald Raymond (Louisa) Osborn both of Bedford, grandchildren: Marie Christy and Chad (Amber) Christy both of Frankfort, KY and great granddaughters: Aryiana & Autumn Christy both of Frankfort, KY.

George was preceded in death by his father, and a brother, Harold Lee Osborne.

He retired in 1996 as an Inspector for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus after more than 30 years of service. After retirement, George enjoyed working at the Amoco Station in Nashville as the morning clerk. He attended the Saint Agnes Catholic Church in Nashville and was a member of the Diesel Workers Union in Columbus. George enjoyed fishing, hunting and reading western and history novels. He will be remembered for helping others in need and for his love of his family.

Sister Eileen Flavin will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Weeping Willow Cemetery in Bean Blossom.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of George to the "Sisters Little Fund" of Saint Agnes Catholic Church, 1008 McLary Road, Nashville, IN 47448.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Osborn family

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Born: October 28, 1945
Died: March 1, 2015

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Becky Kemp posted on 1/1/00

My deepest sympathy to You,Sherry and the entire family. George was so special to so many people. He never met a stranger. Whether it was his hello and a sincere how are you or just right out helping someone. He was special to me and my kids. We came across a picture of Georgie and Jason fishing.. made us smile. Love and prayers Becky Kemp


Dawn Snider posted on 1/1/00

Dear Sherry, I was very sad to hear about George. I remember you both from long ago and thought you were the neatest couple. I wish I could say something that would ease your grief. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care. Dawn


Karen Brock posted on 1/1/00

Sherry & Ruth: Thoughts & prayers for you both. From the first time I met all of you, George included, I knew you had something so genuine. I feel blessed to have known George & to count you both as continued friends. Love you both!


Mickey Bontrager posted on 1/1/00

Dear Sherry and Ruth, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have lots of memories of George beginning when I was quite young. I love the photo you used for his obituary. I look forward to seeing you but really regret the reason. I pray that God grants you peace during this difficult time. Love, Mickey


John Mattingly posted on 1/1/00

In 1952 at Helmsburg grade school {1st grade} George {at the time Crawford} and I became best friends and stayed so for the early years of school. In time we went our own ways, but you never forget your first friends. I learned of his passing on a Facebook site and {though you do not know who I am} felt I needed to say something to someone. He was a good friend and I am sure a good husband and father. Prayers for peace in your hearts.