Elizabeth Jean (Deatherage) Osborne, daughter of Lawrence and Betty (Delp) Deatherage, was born October 1, 1969 at Mountain View, MO. She went to be with the Lord on April 9th, 2015 in Springfield, MO at the age of 45 years.
She was united in marriage to Jay Osborne on August 19th, 1989 in Mountain View, MO. From this union she had two children, one daughter, Colbie Jae Osborne, and one son, Chandler Todd Osborne. Elizabeth moved to Springfield and worked as a paralegal. As a child, Elizabeth accepted Jesus as her Savior. Elizabeth was also a graduate of Willow Springs High School Class of 1988.
Elizabeth will be remembered for her wit, sense of humor and her ability to win any game of Trivial Pursuit. Elizabeth expressed her creativity through drawing, “punny” phrasings and was a passionate fan of music. She could be found drawing, watching Star Trek or at her favorite restaurant with her kids. A life-long “movie buff”, especially 80’s John Cusack, she was always ready with an appropriate movie quote. If there was only one thing you knew about Elizabeth, it was how fiercely she loved her children. Her shining sense of humor impacted anyone she came across. Words are too limited to express how loved and missed Elizabeth will be.
She is survived by her children, Colbie Osborne, Springfield, MO and Chandler Osborne, Nixa, MO; one brother, John; two sisters, Rebecca and husband, Wilbur Hickerson, Kenan, WI and Ruth Deatherage, West Plains, MO; her mother Betty Deatherage, Willow Springs, MO; a special big sister, Debbie Coy, Mountain View, MO; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Deatherage; grandparents, Frank and Pauline Delp and Vada and Ray Deatherage; and two aunts, Ruth Ann Delp and Virginia Renshaw.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, MO with Pastor Nathan Pyatt officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Mountain View chapel. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mountain View. Memorials may be made in Elizabeth’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.