Mary Lois Marçal Osborne RACINE Mary Lois Osborne passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014. Mary Lois was born in Racine, Wisconsin on May 5, 1925, to Ethel May (nee: Munro) Marçal Weiss and Federico Marçal and was a lifetime resident of the Racine area. She married the late Robert Vandervoort Osborne on June 22, 1953. She is survived by her daughters, Consuela Osborne of Albuquerque, NM and Preetiprana Pravrajika (Beatriz Osborne) of San Francisco, CA; her son, David Osborne of Franksville, WI, her daughter-in-law, Diane Osborne of Oak Creek, WI; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and great-grand nieces. Her son Robert Osborne, Jr. preceded her in death. In 1948 Mary Lois graduated from Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois with an English degree. She was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Before her marriage, Mary Lois was an advertising copywriter in Chicago and with Porters in Racine. Mary Lois was an active member of many heritage societies including: past regent and state board officer of the Daughters of the American Revolution; past state president of the Daughters of Colonial Wars; Wisconsin Court of Assistants; National Society of Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, and the Huguenot Society. She was an officer and a Dame of the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, a member of the Clan Munro and Clan Donald USA. Mary Lois was a sustaining member of the Junior League of Racine having joined in 1955; a past board member of the Girl Scouts of Racine; a vice president of River Bend Nature Center; and a past board member of the YWCA; and a past president of the Racine Symphony Guild. Mary Lois was a lifetime member of St. Lukes Episcopal Church, an active member of St. Elizabeths Guild and a past president of the Diocesan Womans Guild. As a fiber artist, Mary Lois worked out of Studio 261 in Racine. She enjoyed creating the worlds of miniature houses and was a master knitter and a master needle pointer. A memorial service will be celebrated at Sturino Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Mary Lois will be laid to rest next to her husband at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, in a private ceremony. Memorials to St. Lukes Episcopal Church are suggested. Online condolences may be expressed at sturinofuneralhome.com Sturino Funeral Home 3014 Northwestern Ave. Racine, WI 53404 (262) 632-4479 www.sturinofuneralhome.com
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Published in Racine Journal Times on Aug. 3, 2014