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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 in Eureka.

She was born on 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; and three great-great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive.

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

She was a homemaker.

Her funeral service was Thursday at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Eureka. The Rev. Ronald Martz officiated. 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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