Gladys L. Osborne – 100


Gladys L. Osborne, age 100, died Wednesday June 7, 2017 in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, IL. Gladys was born September 6, 1916 in Dixon, IL the daughter of Fred F. & Louise (Stanley) Odenthal. She graduated from Dixon High School class of 1934 and she attended Dixon Business College. On September 18, 1938 she married Hubert Osborne in Dixon, IL and he preceded her in death. Gladys worked for Kable News Company and later she worked for Watt Publishing retiring after 24 years. Gladys loved to travel, where she visited Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, Scandinavia, and the Mediterranean. Gladys was an avid Cubs fan, enjoyed bus trips to Wrigley Field and she was able to watch the Cubs win the World Series. Gladys was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was on Trinity’s Chancel and Alter and Dorcas Circle, Mt. Morris, life member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary, Women of the Moose #485, and the Mt. Morris Senior Center. She bowled for many years & participated in state and national bowling tournaments. Gladys loved being with her family and friends and she attended her grandchildren’s sporting events & School activities.
Gladys is survived by her son: Ron Osborne, Mt. Morris, IL; daughter: Trudy (Sherwood) Drumheller; 5 grandchildren: Mark Osborne, Jay (Penny) Drumheller, Jason (Senia) Osborne, Troy (Machele) Drumheller, and Megan (Sean Robinson) Hultquist; 13 great grandchildren; 5 great- great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gladys is preceded in death by her parents, husband: Hubert; brother: Frederick Odenthal; and sisters: Helen Benson and Arlene Blum.
Memorial services will be held Thursday July 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Josh Ehrler officiating. Private family burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Dixon, IL. Visitation will be held Thursday July 20, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. until service time in Trinity Lutheran Church.
Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church and/or Mt. Morris Senior Center.

4 thoughts on “Gladys L. Osborne – 100”

  1. Gladys was such a sweet lady…she made everyone feel loved and important with her beautiful smile and kind words. A truly beautiful person inside and out!

  2. My condolences to the family. In book of Isaiah 33:24 it says, “And no resident will say I am sick…” What comforting words! Although now we face illness, Jehovah God promises soon we woll be able to say the words of Isaiah. I hope you and your family find comfort in this Bible verse. Please visit the link below to find out more about this beautiful hope.
    https://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/dead-live-again-tract/dead-live-again/#?insight%5Bsearch_id%5D=dbcf44dd-2917-484a-9f2d-14d5f5566f49&insight%5Bsearch_result_index%5D=1

  3. My condolences to all of Gladys family!! She was such a sweet lady. I’m going to miss going out to Trudy and Sherwoods house for their annual 4th of July party and seeing Gladys and laughing along with everyone while Sherwood and Gladys made fun of each other. Every 4th of July will be that much more memorable. We’re all going to miss u Ms. Gladys.

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