Howard L. Osborn

Springfield, Illinois


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PAWNEE - Howard Lee Osborn, 66, of Pawnee died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, at his home in Pawnee.

He was born Oct. 30, 1940, in Autoban, Ind., the son of George A. and Bernice Drollinger Osborn. He married Sharilyn K. Long on Feb. 25, 1962, in Patomac. He was preceded in death by his...

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We knew the Osborn from camping at Sangchris, we loved them as campground host and have missed seeing both of them. We were out of town the day of funeral and just wanted the family know we are thinking of them. Sorry for your loss.

I first knew Howard as DeWayne's dad. DeWayne and I were close to the same age and were friends at school and church. DeWayne was taken from us at an early age. We mourned his loss. Our families have remained friends through the years. Howard and Sharilyn are such giving and caring people. They even made a special trip down to Arkansas to help us in a remodeling project taking place at the ministry where I work. What a blessing Howard has been to me and to my family. He will be...

The loss of Uncle Howard sets heavy on the hearts of our family. Uncle Howard was my Dad's (Charles William Osborn) youngest brother. Although not as close as we should have been we will miss Uncle Howard very much. Our condolences go out to all who grieve for this loss.

To the Osborn Family,
I always called him Pops and that is how I will always remember him. He was always there to help anyone who needed it. A man who loved his family deeply and unconditionally. One who will always be remembered. He will always be your guardian angel. He will always be with you as long as you keep him in your heart and thoughts always. Pops will be deeply missed. Our prayers are with you at this time and our sincerely condolences go to you and yours. We love you all!

To Sharilyn and Family; I worked with Howard all his years at Kincaid Station. ALWAYS found him to be HONEST and SINCERE about anything we discussed, whether it be home or work related. My condolences go to you and your family.

Don & Howard & Darren working together at Teen Challenge

We are sad beyond words that our wonderful friend Howard is gone. We wonder if people really knew the friend that we knew, building houses with Don, volunteering at Teen Challenge in Northwest Arkansas where our son, Rev. Darren Reynolds, is the Administrative Director? We wonder if people knew that Howard was a gifted artist who did wonderful paintings on incredible surfaces, such as saws, etc.? We remember how devestated Howard and Sharilyn were when their only son, DeWayne, was...

We are sad beyond words that Howard is gone, and we wonder people really knew the great worker and friend we knew, building houses with Don, volunteering to help out at Teen Challenge in Northwest, Arkansas where our son is the Admistrative Director, Rev.Darren Reynolds. Did people know he was a gifted artist and woodcarver who did wonderful paintings on the most incredible surfaces, such as saws, etc.? We wish we could have said goodbye to our special friend..... Sharilyn, you and yours...

Letitia, Brittany, and Dewayne: My sincere condolences to each of you and your mom.

To the Osborn Family:
We extend our condolences and prayers during this transitional period. We were priviledged to have Howard grace us with his presence, both personally and professionally. His friendship, as well as his work at Sangchris Lake State Park (along side Sharyln)will be remembered by all who came into contact with him. While we are saddened at this time, Howard is in now in his rightful place in God's house.

God Bless
Sangchris Lake State Park Staff