Jacksonville Journal, Monday, Dec. 10, 2001
Corrine J. Osborne
Corrine J. Osborne, 56, of Jacksonville, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 9, 2001, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 14, 1945, in Moline, the daughter of Arlyn Sr. and Pauline Ottens Dorathy. She married Gary L. Osborne April 26, 1964, in Prophetstown and he survives. She is also survived by her mother of MOrrison; a son, Eric (wife, Monica) of Ottawa; a daughter, Lisa Dossett (friend, Andrew Martin) of Jacksonville; five grandchildren; a brother, Arlyn Dorathy Jr. of Morrison; a sister, Kathleen (husband, Bill) Gerveriar of Phoenix; three nieces; and five great nephews. She was preceded by her father and a sister, Susan Kennedy.
Mrs. Osborne was a graduate of Prophetstown High School and attended Western Illinois University in Macomb. She was employed for several years at the Morgan County Housing Authority and later at Community Counseling Services. More recently, she was employed at Pathway Services Unlimited. She was also a Mary Kay cosmetic consultant for many years. She was a past president of the former Business & Professional Women's Club and a past president and board member of the Educational Day Care Center in Jacksonville. She served on the Jacksonville Main Street committee..
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Gillham-Buchanan Funeral Home in Jacksonville, with burial at Diamond Grove Cemetery in Jacksonville. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with family meeting friends from 6-8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Educational Day Care Center in Jacksonville.
Jacksonville Dailey Journal, Apr 1914
MRS. ELIZABETH OSBORNE
DIES SATURDAY MORNING
Was Member of Pioneer Morgan County
Family Funeral to Be Held at
Residence Monday Afternoon
Mrs. Elizabeth Osborne, one of the most prominent women in Jacksonville and a member of one of the oldest families in the county died at twenty minutes after twelve Saturday morning at her home, 1228 West College avenue. In the death of Mrs. Osborne there passes from the life of the city one of the best representatives of the generation of men and women that have contributed so richly to the prosperity of Morgan county.
Elizabeth Deweese, daughter of Nimrod and Elizabeth Murphy Deweese, was born a few miles west of Jacksonville, Jan. 26, 1830. Her childhood was spent on the farm of her father and in company with her brothers, William, Cornelius and sister Mary, Mrs. John T. Alexander, she attended Ebenezer Manual Training school. Afterwards she went to the Jacksonville Female Academy.
She was married to Robert Tulton Osborne, Oct. 14, 1847, and went to live on their farm near Antioch church, east of Jacksonville. They were charter members of that church. They moved to Jacksonville in 1859 and became identified with the Christian church.
To Mr. and Mrs. Osborne were born nine children: Edward Austin, Mary Eliza, Samuel Deweese and Robert Nimrod, who with the father have already passed on; Almira C. wife of Charles C. Phelps; George L.; Jessie O., wife of Jesse M. Metcalf of Girard; William C. of Chicago and Elizabeth, wife of Frank L. Best of Bloomington who are left to cherish the memory of their mother.
Mrs. Osborne was possessed of a strong personality and her ever sunny and bright disposition was a blessing to all with whom she came in contact. Always a sincere and devout Christian she was in addition a lover of nature and never tired of the out doors' wonder. To her family she stood for the highest ideals of mother, home and right and her example was an inspiration to many. The friends and connections of the family will be better for having known Mrs. Osborne and join in real and genuine sorrow at her death.
Mrs. Osborne's birthday proverb was from the twenty-sixth verse and thirty-first chapter of Proverbs and to her family and friends it seemed that to her character it was particularly appropriate.
"She opened her mouth with wisdom and in her tongue is the law of kindness."
The funeral will be held at 2:30 Monday afternoon at the residence and will be in charge of Rev. Clyde Darsie.
Mrs. Osborne's daughter, Mrs. Metcalf of Girard, came a few days ago from Florida, called here by her mother's illness. Miss Georgia Osborne has been with her mother for some time. Mrs. Best reached the city before her mother's death. W.C. Osborne will reach the city Saturday.