Howard Henry Osborn

Born: Thu., Dec. 28, 1922
Died: Thu., Jan. 5, 2012

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Mr. Howard Henry Osborn, age 89, of Hutsonville, Illinois, died Thursday January 5, 2012 at the Casey Healthcare Center in Casey, Illinois, following a long period of declining health.

He was born December 28, 1922 in Hutsonville, Illinois. His parents are Elmer A. Low and Mary Pearl (Hightshoe) Lowe. On August 20, 1954 he married Dorothy Jean (Franklin) Lowe and she survives. Howard worked as a High Pressure Pump Operator, Hutsonville Generating Station, Central Illinois Public Service Company, retiring in 1985. Served in the U.S. Navy during WWII; was a member of the First Baptist Church, Hutsonville, Illinois; Hutsonville-West Union Masonic Lodge; Veterans of Foreign Wars #4549, Robinson, Illinois; Pittman-Loughery Post #742, American Legion, Hutsonville, Illinois.

Survivors include brother-in-law, Charles & Jenny Franklin, High Springs, Florida; sisters-in-law, Joyce Kraemer, Robinson, Illinois, JoAnn and Alan Lamar, Wood River, Illinois, Helen Tucker, Robinson, Illinois, Carolyn and Frank Hamilton, Sullivan, Indiana; brothers and sister-in-law, William F. Lowe, Clinton, Indiana, Sam Thomas, Clinton, Indiana; sisters, Mrs. Irene Draper, Hutsonville, Illinois, Mrs. Fern Smith, Terre Haute, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, James E. Lowe, Robert L. Lowe, sister, Marie Heitt; sister-in-law, Rowene Lowe; half brothers, Lester Thomas and John Thomas.

Funeral services will be Monday January 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Illinois with Bro. Rusty Shields officiating. Visitation will be Monday January 9, 2012 from 1:00 pm until time of services at 3:00 pm at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois. Burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to the Hutsonville 1st Baptist Church, Hutsonville, Illinois, with envelopes available at the funeral home. There will be Masonic Services immediately following the funeral service at 3:00 pm at the funeral home. Military Graveside Rites will be performed at the Graveside.

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Greg Randle

What I remember most about Howard is his smile, the way his whole face lit up with it. Even though I was just a kid (born in 1952), Howard always said hi to me, looked me full in the face, and took an interest in whatever I had to say, like I was the most important person in the world right then. I always thought he and Dorothy had a really special place there at the south end of Main Street, like they were in the center of everything. At that time, Main Street was a thriving, vibrant place. Howard was so outgoing and so full of good will, I think he liked being there in heart of things. Dorothy was so sweet and soft-spoken, and it was obvious Howard adored her. Seeing his picture just now, all these memories flooded back to me. I can see he and Dorothy sitting on their front porch like it was yesterday. I remember, too, there was an old filling station (500 Platoline?), long closed, right there on the corner next to them, and I always
associated him with that somehow, even though he most likely wasn't. God rest Howard's soul. He's a good one.

02/29/2012

SARA DIX WIBLE

SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT HOWARD. HE WAS A GOOD NEIGHBOR TO MY FOLKS. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DOROTHY THROUGH THESE SAD DAYS AHEAD.

01/09/2012



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