Services for William R. “Bill” Osburn, 77, Lecompton, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Clinton Cemetery.
Mr. Osburn died Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Stormont Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka.
He was born December 20, 1934 in Homer, Louisiana, the son of Herbert E. and Emma Ethel Vasser Osburn. He grew up in Parsons, KS, and went to school there.
After high school he went into the Army. He retired from Lawrence Paper Company in 1998 after 20 years service as a machine operator. Mr. Osburn attended Fellowship Baptist Church, and was a lifetime member of the VFW and past president, He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, playing chess, reading, and watching KU, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Kansas City Royals.
He married Judith M. Mathis, January 28, 1961 in Parsons. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include, four sons, William E. Osburn and wife Nikola, Pleasant Hill, IA, Robert F. Osburn, Lawrence, KS, Charles L. Osburn, Lecompton, KS, and Jonathan G. Osburn, Lawrence, KS; a brother, Ralph G. Osburn, Lawrence, KS; six grandchildren, Milissa Barnes, Jonathan Osburn, Kirsten Heffner, Amanda Osburn, Renae Schmid, and Ryan Osburn; two great-grandchildren, Alexis Barnes and Peyton Barnes; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Aaron D. Osburn; three brothers, Edward Osburn, Richard Osburn, and James Osburn; as well as a sister, Margaret Dickens.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
The family suggests memorials to Fellowship Baptist Church, sent in care of the funeral home.