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Karen Ann Osborne

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Karen Ann Osborne lost her battle with cancer and died at her home on September 11. She was born December 4, 1944, in Hillsboro, Ohio the daughter of the late Mary and Wallace Collins.
She graduated from Hillsboro High School and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Miami University. Karen married her husband Edward Osborne in 1969 and celebrated their golden anniversary earlier this year. In addition to her husband she is survived by her two beloved children, Amy Osborne of Sausalito, California and David (Tara) Osborne along with her three grandchildren; Adelaide, Evangeline, and Rowan, all of St. Charles, Illinois. She is also survived by her sister Marcia of St. Petersburg, Florida, and her brother-in-law, Donald Frampton of Marietta.
She began her long career as a Certified Public Accountant in 1966 with Arthur Anderson & Co. in Chicago, Illinois and retired from the Marietta office of Rea & Associates in 2010. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader and was an active volunteer on the Board of Directors of several organizations, often as treasurer. Some of these organizations include Pioneer Pre-School, Marietta Welfare League, Marietta YMCA, The Castle, Betsey Mills Corporate Board, O’Neill Center, American Field Service, Toy & Doll Museum, and Marietta Community Foundation. During her retirement she traveled extensively with her husband, including all 50 states and six continents.
A memorial service will be on Saturday, September 28, at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church.   Family will greet friends before the service from 9:30.  A reception will be held at the Betsey Mills Club from 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm on Saturday.  In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Karen can be sent to the Marietta College Osborne Scholarship fund or the Marietta Community Foundation.  McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements and messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at