Wednesday, July 19th, 2006
Former Willshire resident RC Duane Osborn, 59, of Kansas City, Mo., died July 16, 2006, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born Nov. 22, 1946, to Merrill and Mary E. Osborn, who survive in Willshire. On Oct. 12, 1996, he married Connie Draper, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Christopher (Deanna), Springfield, Tenn., and Tony, Anna; a daughter, Lori (Kevin) Haney, Clinton, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Michelle Russell and Sara Cartner, both of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Dean, Cincinnati, and Daryl (Candice), Wapakoneta; two sisters, Deanne (John) Taylor, Austin, Texas, and Deborah (Dan) Schmidt, Willshire; nine grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.
He worked 20 years at Vanco-Pruden Buildings, Van Wert. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Liberty, Mo., and the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving four years, with one year in Vietnam.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Willshire United Methodist Church, the Rev. Jeff Millay officiating. Burial will follow in Willshire Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.