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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Services to be held Tuesday for Rev. Jean Osborn

  • Rev. Jean Osborn, 92, Chillicothe, (formerly Trenton, Mo.) died Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Baptist Home in Chillicothe, Mo.
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  • Rev. Jean Osborn, 92, Chillicothe, (formerly Trenton, Mo.) died Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Baptist Home in Chillicothe, Mo.
    He was born in Alexandria, Mo., the son of Hugh Jennings and Lieuelsie Myrtle (Burton) Osborn.     On June 1, 1941, he married Nellie Mae Coats. She preceded him in death on Aug. 23, 2010.
    Jean graduated from Bethany High School in 1939, William Jewell College in 1943, and attended Central Baptist Seminary in Kansas City. He graduated from Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, Ky., with a Master's Degree in Theology. Jean was a Baptist Minister serving several churches in the area, including Vevay and Alton, Ind., New Liberty, First Baptist Church, Paris, Mo., Pioneer Missions, Lemon, S.D., and Concordia Baptist Church, Fayette, Mo.
    Jean was President of the local Cerebral Palsey Board; member of Optimist International, Charter member and board president and Human Development Director of Missions for the North Grand River Baptist Association; board member of Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly; State DOM Advisory Committee; Ministerial Alliance; Midwestern Seminary Field Supervisors for Ministerial Students; MBC committee on order of business; Director of Seminary Extension and teacher of North Grand River Baptist Association; Seminary extension Director of the Year for 1994 for states West of the Mississippi; Board of Trustees for the Baptist Home; MBC Director of Missions for the year 1986.
    After retirement Jean served 18 interim pastorates and was Hospice Chaplain for Wright Memorial Hospital, Trenton, Mo. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church, Trenton, Mo, where he  had served on several committee's.
    Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn (Gary) Morrow, Marshall, Mo.; grandchildren, Allen (Lori) Osborn, Redlands, Calif., Andrew Osborn, Ft. Worth, Texas, Angie (Brett) King, St. Joseph, Mo., and Robin (C.J.) Ellifritt, Boonville, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Alexander King, Austin and Elijah Ellifritt, Silas and Josie Osborn; one sister, Lois Harp, State of Minnesota.    
    He also was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James Osborn; one brother, Dean Osborn.
    Funeral Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the First Baptist Church, Trenton, Mo.  Burial will be in Miriam Cemetery, Bethany, Mo. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Friends may call at the Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany, Mo., from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013.
    Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Trenton, Mo., andor Baptist Home Chillicothe, Mo., andor Hedrick Medical Center Hospice Chillicothe, Mo., in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424. Online condolences may be left at www.robersonfuneralhome.com.
    Arrangements are under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany, Mo.

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