Elsie Florence Osborn Warner

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Elsie Florence Osborn Warner, 87, of Pottsville, passed away Feb. 16.

Elsie was the wife of the late John S. Warner, director of engineering for Service Electric Cable Television Inc. in Mahanoy City and Allentown, for 43 years.

Elsie was born March 15, 1930, in Atlantic City, N.J. She was a daughter of Raymond and Myrtle Jordan Osborn.

Elsie attended school in Philadelphia, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Moore College of Art. She was employed for 23 years at Service Electric, Mahanoy City. She was also a freelance artist for local firms and industries doing advertising and illustration work.

Elsie was a student of Egyptology at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia. She did epigraphic survey work to preserve artifacts of Egyptian Art since 1989 and traveled to Egyptian tombs several times.

Elsie was also a member of several organizations including the Schuylkill County Allied Artists, Pennsylvania Society of Water Color Painters, Lehigh Art Alliance in Allentown, a life member of the Tulpehocken Settlement Historical Society in Womelsdorf, the Historical Society of Schuylkill County in Pottstown, the Historical Society of Berks County in Reading, the American Research Center in Egypt, and the Tate Museum in Casper, Wyo.

Elsie was preceded in death by her brother, Richard B., and sister, Julia G. Kazor.

Elsie is survived by her six children, Jeffrey S. Warner, Dr. John C. Warner, Patricia M. Loeper Holl, Carol A. Loeper Biggers, Robert P. Loeper and L. Joel Loeper; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at noon April 14 at Grabowski Funeral Home, Schuylkill Haven. Family and friends are welcome from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will follow in the Veteran's Section of Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.grabowskifuneralhome.com. Schuylkill Memorial Park LLC and Grabowski Funeral Home Inc. are in charge. Visit www.grabowskifuneralhome.com.

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Published in Republican & Herald on Apr. 7, 2018