Memorial Mass for Maureen Osborne, 82, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 24, 2014 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at her home.
Maureen was born May 8, 1931 in Elgin, IL, the daughter of Lawrence and Mildred (Kruzan) O’Connor.
She was very involved in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
She married Bill Osborne on June 21, 1952 in Elgin, IL. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include four daughters, Kathleen (James) Colson, Lawrence, Eileen (Karl) Rohwer, Urbandale, IA; Mary (Brian) McEwen, Denver, CO, Anne (Joe) Guttman, Eden Prairie, MN; two sons, Michael Osborne, St. Germain, WI, David Osborne, Lawrence; 12 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marie Ann and two sisters.
The family will greet friends from 6 – 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 23rd at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in her name to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Visiting Nurses Hospice, or Helping Hands and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
We’re thinking of the Rohwer Family! Here is a comforting letter:
A Note From Heaven,
If I could write from Heaven,
This is what I’d say,
Please don’t miss me too much,
I’m with you throughout your day
You may not see or hear me,
But if you’re quiet and still,
You may just feel my presence;
Because, in Heaven, there is free will.
Don’t worry for the day,
It will come and go as planned,
Enjoy each moment you are given,
Keep worry from your hand,
Keep sorrow to a minimum;
For if heaven you could see,
You’d know I’m safe and happy,
I did not cease to be.
Moments in time are brief,
Until we’ll be together again,
As Eternity last forever,
Our lives, they have no end.
Kathy and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Dear Eileen , Karl and family—-
My sympathy to you all. I know you all will share wonderful memories, laughter and tears as you gather to celebrate her life.
as ever—Jane Harding
To David and his family- My sympathy to you all. I know you all will share memories, laughter and tears at this time. Your Mom was a neat lady who was proud of you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
SO sorry we will not be with at this very sad time.Maureen and I go back a long time as cousin buddies.Ispent some summers in Elgin and she had a lot of friends there. We kept in touch while raising our kids .when my phone would ring and I would hear. “Margaret Ann” how are you I knew I was in for a good long chat and lots of laughs.Know for sure she loved her family and her life.May God help you all thru this very sad time. Love and prayers. PEG and BOB
Karl and Eileen,
I continue to hold you in my heart just as I always have.
So so happy that you are feeling joyful and happy!!!!!!!! Want you to feel all the joy and gratefullness you give to all the brave girl tribe of yours girderifnl!,,, can’t wait to give you a hug real soon!!!!!!!! love love love you!,,,,