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Obituary

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Charlene Faye Osborne, age 82, of Alta, died on Thursday, September 15, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, at First Presbyterian Church, Alta, with Pastor Craig Lee officiating. Burial is at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Alta. Visitation was on the evening of Monday, September 19, with the family present at the Barker Funeral Home in Alta, which was in charge of arrangements.

Charlene Faye Osborne was born on August 16, 1923 to Don and Nora (Johnson) Castle in Alta. She graduated from the Alta Consolidated School.

On August 22, 1943, Charlene was united in marriage to Cpl. George W. Osborne of the U.S. Air Force. This union was blessed with one son, Lynn William Osborne. While George was in the service, Charlene worked as a secretary at the Alta High School. When George was discharged from the Air Force, she left her job at the school. They farmed north of Alta for 36 years.

Charlene was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Alta. She loved to work outside and she also enjoyed going hunting and fishing with George and Lynn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jack and Don Jr.; one brother-in-law, Lyle Smith; and one sister-in-law, Ana Mae Castle.

Charlene is survived by George, her husband of 62 years; one son, Lynn and his wife Shirley of Holliday Island, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Tom Osborne and his wife Samantha of Parkville, Missouri, Chad Osborne of Smithville, Missouri, Anita Hagberg of Kansas City, Missouri, Sharon LaFever of Raytown, Missouri, and Larry LaFever of Blue Springs, Missouri; eight great grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn and her husband Al Lanue of Thompson Falls, Montana; and many other relatives and friends.