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Esther Jane Osborne

October 14, 1925 - August 16, 2007

Esther Jane Osborne

Esther Jane Osborne, 81, went home to the Lord on August 16, 2007. Esther was born October 14, 1925 in Wellsburg, West Virginia to Ferruccio and Natalina Favali.

She married Gary C. Osborne on November 24, 1948.

Together Ester and Gary raised five children; Michael, Penelope, William, Gary and Debbie. They were blessed with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were the joy of their lives.

Esther loved the company, love, and laughter of her family and her many friends. She left a legacy of a proud and determined spirit with an incredible ability to endure through the toughest times. Esther was proud of her Italian heritage and was happy to have been able to revisit the villages in Italy where her parents were raised when she traveled there with her sister and sister-in-law some years ago. Esther continued the tradition of being an avid Cub fan after the passing of her husband, Gary, in 1995. Also preceding her in death were son, Michael; brother, Arthur; and sister, Melba.

She retired from Horace Mann in 1988.

Esther is freed now from her pain; enjoying her glorified body she awaits being united again with her survivors; Penelope Nitto (husband, Bill); William Osborne; Gary Osborne (wife, Joyce); and Debbie Yeaman (husband, Jim).

Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 pm, Sunday, August 19, 2007 at Staab Funeral Home. A Rosary Service will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday with Reverend August J. Sperl officiating.

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