Grace R. Jones Osborn, 93, of Waterford, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. She was born on November 1, 1919, daughter of the late Leonard and Ruth Garlick Jones.
Grace is survived by Wilbur Osborn, her loving husband of 75 years; her children: Don Osborn and his wife Joanne of Union City, Peggy Pifer and her husband Dave of Melbourne, FL, Joanne Holst and her husband Marvin of Erie, Dale Osborn and his wife Lynda of Henderson, KY, and Duane Osborn and his wife Susan of Union City; and 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
Grace was the oldest of ten children and predeceased by a brother, James M. Jones; a sister, Maria Crays Nagel; and a granddaughter, Vicki Osborn Schrader. Her seven surviving siblings include John Jones, Gladys Pitroff, Mary Shore, Thomas Jones, David Jones, Ruth Copen and her husband Frank, and Winifred Corbin.
Among her loves were her family, music, traveling, and wintering in Florida for many years.
Friends may visit at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, 23 West Second Street, Waterford, PA 16441 on Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Gary Donaldson will officiate. Interment will follow at Waterford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, or to Regional Home Health Hospice, 3526 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16508.
The Osborn family would like to express thanks to the wonderful caregivers and hospice staff who were instrumental in assuring Grace a peaceful transition from her stay on earth to her heavenly and eternal home.