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EUREKA — Retha Faye Osborn, 89, of Eureka died at 8:55 a.m. Monday (Dec. 19, 2005) at Eureka Community Hospital.

She was born April 20, 1916, in Bardolph, a daughter of Thomas and Sarah Stoneking Henry. She married Robert Ralph Osborn on May 31, 1934, in Huntsville. He died March 19, 1997.

Survivors include four sons, Robert L. (Clara) Osborn, Burlington, Iowa; Richard (Gale) Osborn, Rome, Texas; Ronald (Paula) Osborn, Mapleton; and Raymond Osborn, Eureka; one daughter, Retha M. (Earl) Palmer, Wilmington; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, four brothers, three sisters, one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

She was a homemaker.

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. The Rev. Ronald Martz will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery, Eureka. Memorial contributions may be made to Eureka Fire & Rescue Squad or Eureka Community Hospital.

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