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Helen Louise Osborne passed away May 3, 2013 in Melbourne, Florida, where she resided with her grandson, Thomas E. Allen, granddaughter-in-law, Jennifer Allen and her great-granddaughter, Natalie Ann Allen. Helen was born in 1930 in Slabfork, West Virginia and moved to Beckley, West Virginia where she married the late Jennings Osborne and raised her two kids, Joyce Ann and Richard Osborne.
She worked as an LPN until she retired from the medical field. She moved to Melbourne, Florida in 1987, where she helped raise her grandson, Thomas Allen. She was a lifetime WVU fan and an avid sports fan. She enjoyed the beach, playing bingo and slots.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Joyce Ann Allen; husband, Jennings Osborne; and son, Richard J. Osborne. She is survived by her three brothers, Bob Ward, David Ward and Don Ward; two grandsons, Thomas E. Allen and Richard J. Osborne II; a granddaughter, Nancy M. Osborne; two granddaughters-in-law, Jennifer Allen and Diana Osborne; one great-granddaughter, Natalie Ann Allen; and many more nieces and nephews.
She was a kind soul, the Ward family matriarch, and she will be forever missed and loved by the ones left behind.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00am Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home in Cocoa Beach.
You may sign Helen's guestbook at www.beckman-williamson.com.
Beckman Williamson Funeral Home
101 North Brevard Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on May 7, 2013