Osbeck, Elizabeth M. Rockford Elizabeth Mary (Betty) Osbeck, 97, of Rockford, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020. She was born September 14, 1923, the daughter of Rev. Ralph and Mary Didier. Born in Flint, Michigan, Betty was class valedictorian in high school and earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Michigan. She and Kenneth Osbeck, also a Michigan graduate, were blessed with 66 years of marriage and four children. As a professor of speech and drama at Cornerstone University (then Grand Rapids Baptist College) for 17 years, Betty created a highly successful drama program, directing more than 37 plays. Upon retirement, she and Ken traveled widely, performing dramatic programs on the history of hymn stories that they had written themselves. She was a member of Calvary Church for many years. Betty enjoyed travel, theater, reading, and spirited conversation. Along with her strong Christian faith, the most important thing in her life was family. Betty was a dynamic, intelligent, caring, remarkable woman with a keen sense of humor. She was an inspiration to many and will be deeply missed. Elizabeth Osbeck is survived by: her children, Kathleen (Joseph) Sindorf, Gregory (Priscilla) Osbeck, Mark Osbeck, and Lisa (Joe) Osbeck-Piffaretti; grandchildren, Victoria (Aki Laruson) Sindorf, Alexandra Sindorf, and Cecile Piffaretti; great-grandchild, Signy Akadottir; brother, Rev. Dr. Calvin (Arlene) Didier; sister, Leone Koepke; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Kenneth; her parents; three brothers; and a sister. A small, private memorial service will be held for the family, and donations in her memory can be made to the Mel Trotter Mission or Samaritan's Purse.