Published: January 16, 2009 09:46 am
Ruby Vernice Osborne of Claremore, OK, 90 years of age, en-tered into the Lord’s care peacefully at her home on January 14, 2009. A good and faithful servant of God, dedicated to the service of church and family, she will be eternally remembered as a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
She was born March 6, 1918, to Charles and Dora Escoe in Cushing, OK and was a graduate of Cushing High School. She married Onie F. Osborne on September 6, 1936 in Cushing and they were joined together for 62 years, until Mr. Osborne’s death in 1997. Mrs. Osborne was a member of the Claremore Restoration Church of God, where she blessed others for decades with her singing, piano and organ talents. Together, Ruby and Onie raised a wonderful family that includes son David F. (Carletta) Osborne, of Oolagah; Wilma R. (Lester) Mullis, of Chelsea; Mary P (Fritz) Taylor of Claremore. Mrs. Osborne was preceded in death by her eldest daughter, Ms Gwendolyn Osborne of Claremore.
In addition to her children, she is survived by sisters Lulamae McAulay of Sand Springs and Muriel Williams of Claremore. Her kind and gentle spirit will be missed by 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren and countless nephews, nieces and friends.
Mrs. Osborne was also preceded in death by her parents; her brother Harold Escoe; sisters Juanita McKenzie and Dessie Jarvis; granddaughters Jerri Ann and Deborah Custer;
Her many talents included sewing, cooking, music and caring for her family. She was employed during her working career in the dry cleaning business, Dept of the Navy ordnance production and as a seamstress. Her exceptional sewing skills and love for family are evidenced in her quilts, clothing and other items she so meticulously constructed for friends and family.
Nana, as she was known to her grandchildren, was a patient and kind teacher, counselor, mentor and mender of bumps, bruises and broken hearts. Firm and steadfast in her convictions, she was an example to all in matters of faith, dignity, grace and compassion.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 16, 2009, at Claremore Restoration Church of God, 12th Street and Florence, Claremore, OK. Interment will be at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens, Claremore, under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service & Crematory. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Thurs. 1-8 p.m.
McAlester News, Southwest Oklahoma