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Betty J. Osborne

June 25, 1927 ~ June 14, 2007 (age 79)
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SOUTH BEND -- Betty J. Osborne, 79, of 820 W. Colfax Ave., died at 4:05 p.m. Thursday (June 14, 2007) at Elkhart General Hospital.

She was born June 25, 1927, in Elkhart to William and Hazel (Loucks) Locke.

Mrs. Osborne is survived by one son, Mark Osborne of South Bend; one daughter, Jan (Tom) Kaade of South Bend; one brother, Dan (Jan) Artley of Goshen; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart. Cremation will take place. A memorial service will be at noon Tuesday at St. Paul's Memorial United Methodist Church, 1001 W. Colfax Ave., South Bend. The Rev. Sergio Pereira will officiate.

Mrs. Osborne graduated from Elkhart High School and studied at the Art Institute in Chicago, Indiana University Extension School of Art in South Bend and Barn School of Painting in South Bend. She did commercial art for businesses in Chicago and Juhl Advertising Agency in Elkhart. She is the former owner of the Creative Art Studio, Lexington School of Art and Trojan Horse, all of Elkhart.

Mrs. Osborne's artwork was exhibited in several juried shows, including the Notre Dame Arts and Hobby Show and the Biennial Art Exhibition Art Center, both in South Bend, the Dunes Arts Foundation regional show in Michigan City and the Fort Wayne Women's Club, where she was awarded first place in oil still life. She was a member of and displayed work through Northern Indiana Artists Inc. in South Bend and the Elkhart Art League.

She retired from The Selmer Co. in Elkhart after 20 years.

Memorials may be sent to the Matthew Kaade College Education Fund in trust of Thomas and Jan Kaade.

Online condolences may be sent at www.billingsfuneralhome.com.


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