Esther M. (Franklin) Osborn~Combee

Born: Mon., Dec. 22, 1930
Died: Wed., Jan. 14, 2015


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 18, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Jan. 18, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mrs. Esther M. (Franklin) Osborn~Combee, age 84, of Robinson, IL, formerly of Paris, TN, died Wednesday January 14, 2015 at 6:10 PM at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL following several months of declining health.

Born December 22, 1930 in Hutsonville, IL, she was the daughter of Emery and Ora (Sanders) Franklin.  December 1946 she married Ralph Eugene Osborn and he preceded her in death May 1951.  In 1952 she married Robert Luther Osborn who preceded her in death May 1968.  September 1977 she married Charles E. Combee and he preceded her in death December of 2008.  

Esther was a homemaker; factory worker for Kerr Glass, Plainfield, IL and also worked in an Ammunition Plant, Olin Matheson, Joliet, IL.  She was a member of the 1st Assembly of God church, Paris, TN.

Survivors include a son, Robert S. “Buck” Osborn, Robinson, IL; daughters and son-in-law, Martha and Jim Hightshoe, Hutsonville, IL; Peggy Dean, Springfield, TN; brothers and sister-in-law, Frank Franklin, Mason, MI; Ike and Jerri Franklin, West Terre Haute, IN; Joe Franklin, Hutsonville, IL; sister and brother-in-law, Cora and Sherman Weger, Robinson, IL; thirteen grandchildren; twenty eight great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Ralph Eugene Osborn; Robert Luther Osborn; Charles E. Combee; brothers, Herbert Franklin; Emery Franklin Jr; Dean Franklin; Tom Franklin; sister, Ann Benjamin; Euma Osborn; son-in-law, Robert “Bob” Dean; grandson, Anthony Osborn; step grandson, Ralph Brock; two brothers and a sister in infancy and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Sunday January 18th, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, IL, with Bro. Joe Griffith officiating.  Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 noon until time of service at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.  Burial in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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DaRcy Louer
   Posted Thu January 15, 2015
No greater woman have I ever known. No greater woman will there ever be. No greater person to grace this Earth. No greater gift for all eternity! Rest in Peace Grams.

Lawrence & Doris Alspach, Ed Alspach & Robert & Amy Carter
   Posted Thu January 15, 2015
Buck ,Martha & Peggy, sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Y'all are in our thoughts & prayers.

Miranda Dean
   Posted Thu January 15, 2015
Dear Sweet Grams. You are very dearly missed By All who knew and Loved You. It's hard to believe your gone. It Broke my heart when I got the news yesterday that you had gained your Beautiful Angel Wings. You will always have a special place in all of our hearts. Fly High and Watch over all of us. You Where a Beautiful, Caring, Loving, Sweet and Amazing Woman Who Loved God and All of Your Family and Friends. And Now your a Beautiful Guardian Angel in Heaven watching over all of us. I wished We Could be there so I could say "See Ya Later" You Will always have a very Special Place in my Heart. You Have no idea how very much you meant to me. RIP Sweet Grams Love You and Miss You Always.

   Posted Thu January 15, 2015
My Thoughts and Prayers are with each and everyone of you During this heartbreaking time. May God Give all of you the Peace, and Love and Strength you all need to get through this time. I pray that God will Wrap his arms around every single one of you In the following Days, Weeks, Months and even Years to come. Love You All More then you will ever know. God Bless You All.

Brenda Chadwick and Mildred Chadwick
   Posted Thu January 15, 2015
My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. So Sorry to hear about Esther's Passing.

Marcus Whitt
   Posted Thu January 15, 2015
Condolences go out to all the family members during this time. Prayers for all during this time of your loss. and the days to come.

Justin Mullins
   Posted Thu January 15, 2015

AZALEA PLANT was sent by Justin,Miranda,Lucas,Brayden,Brooklin..

May you take comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the Days, Weeks, even Months and Years ahead. Sending Our Thoughts and Prayers and our Deepest Condolences Too You. Grams will be very much missed and never forgotten. She was a Very Special, Amazing and Loving Woman. Who Blessed everyone she met. And Brightened everyones day with her Beautiful Smile. May God Be with you and Wrap His Loving Arms Around You and give you the Comfort and Peace and strength you need. Love You Always, Justin, Miranda, Lucas, Brayden, and Brooklin.

Stefanie Hensley
   Posted Thu January 15, 2015
I Love and miss you Aunt Easter. Give Uncle Tom and Aunt Euma a hug and kiss for me. I love you all so much. <3 <3

Janet Richardson
   Posted Fri January 16, 2015
I could not of ask for a better friend. She was always there for me no matter what. I will miss her always. My prayers will be with all her family.

Bonnie Green
   Posted Fri January 16, 2015
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, Buck. Take care and I hope to see you soon.

David McCrocklin
   Posted Sat January 17, 2015

SWEET AND WARM  REMEMBRANCE TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by Virginia, Sandy and Dave McCrocklin.

So sorry for your loss. Virginia, Sandy and Dave McCrocklin

Michie Bell
   Posted Sun January 18, 2015
Peggy, Anna and family. Sending prayers of comfort and hugs to you all. So sorry for the loss of your Mom/Grandmother. Love you all.

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