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Betty Osborn


    Betty J. Osborn, 75, Shipshewana, died a Friday, January 18, 2013 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. 

    She was born October 27, 1937, in London, Ky., to Joe Parsley and Edith Robertson.

    She received her truck driver’s license at the age of 56 so she could drive truck with her husband and was a member of the Teamsters Union and Topeka Mennonite Church.  

    She was married May 16, 1955 to William Osborn. He preceded her in death in 2002.

    Surviving are two daughters, Diane (Roger) Pairan, Shipshewana, and Kylie Osborn, at home; four sons, Timothy Osborn, Clarksville, Ohio, Jeffrey Osborn, Blanchester, Ohio, David (Sarah) Osborn, Topeka, and Michael Osborn, Goshen, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ethel (Richard) Chaney, Waynesville, Ohio, and Alfreda Reed, Blanchester, Ohio; and one brother, Virgil (Lauae) Douglas, Westboro, Ohio.

    She was preceded in death by her parents.

    Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, at Tufts-Schildmeyer Funeral Home in Blanchester, Ohio.

    Services will be noon Wednesday, January 23, at Tufts-Schildmeyer Funeral Home in Blanchester, Ohio, with Pastor Paul Crisp officiating.

    Burial will be in Second Creek Cemetery, Blanchester, Ohio.

    Memorials may be directed to the Center for Hospice Care or the Alzheimer's Association. 

    Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneral

    Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.