Mary L. Blakeslee Osborn, age 99, passed from this world on July 28, 2014 to a joyous reunion with her husband Paul and many friends and family who went before her. Born April 24, 1915 in Greene Township, she was the daughter of Jesse and Mary Haskins Blakeslee. At the age of six her family moved to Pinellas County, Florida where they were in the dairy business. In 1937 Mary returned to Erie County where she met Paul M. Osborn, and they were married June 10, 1939. Together they operated a dairy farm in Summit Township for many years. Paul passed away December 26, 1985. Mary was also preceded in death by five sisters, Emma Jackson, Pearl Jenkins, Alma Underwood, Halla Edwards and Grace Blakeslee; two brothers, Paul Blakeslee and Jesse Blakeslee, Jr.; and her son-in-law Richard Burchick.

Osborn, Mary L. BlakesleeMary is survived by her children, Grace Blount and her husband Robert, Gary Osborn and his wife Colleen, Lynda Lagan and her husband Dennis, and Paul L. Osborn; her grandchildren, Melanie Osborn, Alison Osborn, Angela Pulling and her husband David, Bethany Garcia and her husband Edwin, and Emily Bajis and her husband Nathaniel; her great grandchildren, Mitchell Rozansky, Morgan Pulling and Sunny Garcia; one brother Donald Blakeslee; and by eleven step grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Following Mary?????s wishes there will be no funeral service or calling hours, and burial will be private at Waterford Cemetery. A memorial celebration of Mary?????s life will be held at Summit United Methodist Church, 1510 Townhall Road, Erie, Pa 16509 on Monday, August 4, 2014. Family and friends will be received at the church at 10:00 AM with the service to follow at 11:00 AM officiated by Rev. Tom Hoeke.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Mary Osborn to Summit United Methodist Church, or Manchester Commons Caring For Life Fund. The family would like to express sincere thanks to both the staff of Manchester Commons, where she had recently made her home, and Great Lakes Hospice whose dedicated care was a great comfort to Mary and her family.