Author Topic: OSBORN, Neal Franklin - b. August 19, 1929 - d. January 15, 2015  (Read 1211 times)

Offline patyrn

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Neal Franklin Osborn, age 85, of Elk Falls, Kansas, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  He was born on August 19, 1929 in Elk Falls, Kansas, the son of Frank B. and Lucy (Small) Osborn.

After high school, Neal joined the United States Air Force and served his country for three years.  On June 4, 1953, Neal married Phyllis Ann Esch.  Phyllis and Neal have been married for 61 years.  Neil was very active in the community.  He was the owner of O & B Oil Company and a stockholder and director of the Howard State Bank.

Neal was a member of the Mason, Shriner's, Cattle Herders Association, American Legion, Kansas Petroleum Marketers Association, and the Kansas Livestock Association.  Neal and Phyllis were also committee chairpersons for the Republican Party.  In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, training bird dogs, fishing, playing golf, and gardening.  He had an extensive collection of many things.  Neal was a great historian.  He wrote a book of amazing sayings that he loved to share with everyone.  Neal was an avid supporter of the Longton Little League Baseball Association.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; his daughter, Cheryl A. Dornes and husband, Roy W. of Gridley, Kansas; sons, Frank A. Osborn and wife, Raye of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Fred Osborn and wife, Tammy of Carl Junction, Missouri; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  Neal was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Neva Lea Barnaby and Ruth Royse. 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Elk Falls United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be held Monday, January 19, 2015 from  4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas.  Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.  Memorials have been suggested to the Elk Falls United Methodist Church and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.  Services are entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)
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Offline Ole Granny

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Re: OSBORN, Neal Franklin - b. August 19, 1929 - d. January 15, 2015
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2015, 05:59:47 pm »
My sincere sympathy to the family of Neil Osburn.  Our families go back a long time together.

Love and prayers, Alice
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