William Osborne

William R. Osborne, 73, of Table Grove died at 12:07 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at his residence.

He was born June 22, 1930, in Brooklyn, a son of Ivan and V. Alice Frakes Osborne. He married Elizabeth Wier Williamson. He later married Lela E. "Pip" Franks on June 3, 1971, in Rushville. She survives.

Also surviving are one stepson, Donald (and Rhonda) Smith of Colona; two daughters, Kathie (and Barry) Waldson of Bartonville and Teresa (and Mike) Stewart of Decatur; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four brothers, Tom (and Shirley) Barrett of Littleton, William (and Lorraine) Barrett of California, Robert (and Betty) Barrett and James (and Jeanie) Barrett, both of Waterloo, Iowa; and three sisters, Marjorie Maze of Bush, Peggy (and Jurl) Southerland of Littleton and Linda (and Glenn) Raines of Fishbrook.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister and two brothers.

A longtime resident of Fulton and Schuyler counties, he worked as a mechanic.

There were no services. Visitation was held Monday evening at Corman Memorial Home in Roseville. Cremation has been accorded.

Memorials may be made to McDonough County Hospice.

From the Peoria Journal Star.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/26/2003

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