Created on Friday, 28 June 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Linda Osborne, 64, of West Liberty, went peacefully to be with the Lord surrounded by loving friends and family Tuesday, June 25, 2013, after a long and courageous fight with cancer. She handled her battle with strength, grace and fortitude keeping upbeat through it all. She always put those who loved her at ease and gave her caregivers a sense of joy and appreciation.
She was born in Springfield on May 5, 1949, a daughter of the late Wayne and Norma Logsdon Osborne. She also was preceded in death by her grandmother, Marie Cain Logsdon.
She is survived by her sister, Janet (Tony) Hotsko of Greenville, Texas; a niece, Lisa Hotsko; a great-niece, Breanna Stewart; a great-nephew, Ethan Stewart; her stepmom, Etta Osborne of Baton Rouge, La.; two stepsisters, Linda Kadair of Baton Rouge, La., and Donna (Tony) Smith of Springfield; and a stepbrother, James (Kim) Overman of Denham Springs, La.
She is also survived by her “Peeps:” her soul mate best friend, Anna Clem; special friends and family, Linda Parr, Nancy Lemaster, Mary “Boo” Beach, Betty “Shorty” Bockoven, Janet Britton, Anna May Groves, Corina and Lonnie Fain, Tom and Sherry Glover, Dave and Karen Speas, Marilyn Heacock, Carol Tobin, Donna and Tony Smith and family, Ken and Lisa Clem and family, Dona Faber and son, Sara Gamble and family, Mike and Anita Clem and sons, Joe and Deb Clem and family, Kettering medical staff on 2 North, Hospice of Dayton, and all the wonderful people at Universal Home Health & Hospice in Bellefontaine.
Linda graduated from Springfield Catholic Central High School in 1967 and Cedarville College in 1974. She worked for Trimble Navigations in Huber Heights for 28 years.
She played on the Kar Gard softball team that won the State of Ohio tournament and went to the national tournament. She played third base and was known as “Pokey” by all who played with her. She was inducted into the Dayton Softball Hall of Fame.
She was an avid bowler in the Dayton area, loved gardening and had a large collection of M&M characters and dispensers.
Linda will be remembered for her kind and unselfish acts and was always known as a hard worker.
Pastor Betsy Coffman officiates a memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday at the Urbana Swedenborgian Church, 330 S. Main St., Urbana. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 101 Zanesfield Road, West Liberty. Family requests casual and comfortable dress for the visitation and memorial service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health and Hospice, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine 43311.
Express condolences at www.edsfh.com.