Linda Osborne, 64, of West Liberty, went to be with the Lord peacefully surrounded by loving friends and family on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 after a long and courageous fight with cancer. She handled her battle with strength, grace, and fortitude keeping upbeat though it all. She always put those that loved her at ease and her caregivers a sense of joy and appreciation.
She was born on May 5th, 1949 in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of the late Wayne and Norma (Logsdon) Osborne. She was also preceded in death by her grandmother, Marie (Cain) Logsdon.
She is survived by her sister Janet (Tony) Hotsko of Greenville, TX; a niece, Lisa Hotsko; a great niece Breanna Stewart and a great nephew Ethan Stewart; her step mom, Etta Osborne of Baton Rouge, LA and two step sisters, Linda Kadair of Baton Rouge, LA and Donna (Tony) Smith of Springfield, OH and a step brother, James (Kim) Overman of Denham Springs, LA.
She is also survived by her “Peeps”: her soul mate best friend, Anna Clem; special friends and family; Linda Parr, Nancy Lemaster; Mary “Boo” Beach; Betty “Shorty” Bockoven; Janet Britton; Anna May Groves; Corina & Lonnie Fain; Tom & Sherry Glover; Dave & Karen Speas, Marilyn Heacock, Carol Tobin; Donna & Tony Smith & Family; Ken & Lisa Clem & Family; Dona Faber & son; Sara Gamble & Family; Mike & Anita Clem & sons; Joe & Deb Clem & Family; Kettering Medical Staff on 2 North; Hospice of Dayton and all the wonderful people at Universal Home Health & Hospice in Bellefontaine.
Linda graduated from Catholic Central High School, Springfield, Ohio in 1967 and Cedarville College in 1974. Linda worked for Trimble Navigations in Huber Heights for 28 years. She played on the Kar Gard Softball Team that won the State of Ohio Tournament and went to the National Tournament. She played third base and was known as “Pokey” by all who played with her. She was inducted into the Dayton Softball Hall of Fame. She was an avid bowler in the Dayton area and she loved gardening. She will be remembered for her kind and unselfish acts and was always known as a hard worker. She had a large collection of M&M characters and dispensers.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, July 1, 2013 at The Urbana Swedenborgian Church, 330 S. Main Street, Urbana, Ohio and will be officiated by Pastor Betsy Coffman. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 101 Zanesfield Road, West Liberty. Her family asks that you dress as you want and feel free to come casual and comfortable for the visitation and memorial service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health and Hospice, 701 S. Main Street, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.
Condolences to family at www.edsfh.com.