Betty A. Osborn — Chester, Iowa

CHESTER, Iowa — The funeral for Betty A. Osborn will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the United Methodist Church of Chester, Iowa, with the Rev. Candraeah Carry officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Mrs. Osborn, 83, formerly of Chester, died Saturday (Feb. 3, 2007) at the Grandview Health Care Center in Oelwein, Iowa.

Betty Jones was born Sept. 13, 1923, and was valedictorian of Dysert (Iowa) High School in 1941. She went on to Gates Business School and was employed at Waterloo (Iowa) Concrete (Silo Co.) after graduating. In 1944, she went to Corpus Christi, Texas, where she was employed by military contractors and also volunteered for the USO. After six months, she returned to Waterloo and was employed by Heddford Brothers Manufacturing. She married Frank "Jack" Osborn on March 19, 1949, at the Dysert Methodist Church. In 1953, they moved to the Osborn Farm near Chester, and farmed until approximately 1998. In the 1960s, she worked for Gopher Aviation in Rochester and LPC in LeRoy. She was a member of the Chester United Methodist Church, its UMW, and had served as a Sunday school teacher and in other positions within the church.

Survivors include three sons, David of Waterloo, Douglas (Diane) of Decorah, Iowa, and Dean (Kim) of Chester; four grandchildren; and a brother, Leland Jones of Dysert. She was preceded in death by her husband in March 2006, and a brother.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the church, and an hour before the service Wednesday at the church.


Hindt Funeral Home of LeRoy is in charge of arrangements.

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