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Fannie was the daughter of William Franklin & Ida Talula (Talley)
Osborne. She died of Diabetes. Fannie is buried at the Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX.
OBITUARY - Prairie
Grove Church Records
Fannie Conway Osborne
Sister Fannie Conway Osborne, youngest daughter of W. F. and
the late Mrs. Ida Osborne, was born in Emmett on January 29,
1901. She passed away on Sunday morning June 25, 1944.
At an early age, she was converted and united with the Prairie
Grove Baptist Church where her membership remained throughout her
Fannie leaves her father, one brother, Ellis B. Osborne,
Dawson, Texas and three sisters, Mrs. W. O. Burns and Miss Lizzie
Rae Osborne, Frost, Texas, and Mrs. Mattie Neese, Ft. Worth,
Texas. Fannie has joined in heaven her mother and two
brothers, Anderson and Lloyd.
Sunday morning, June 25, ended suddenly a sojourn of service
of one whose life was spent in Christian love, devotion, sacrifice
and service. To Fannies' parents she was a cheerful,
unselfish, devoted daughter whose every though and deed was to give
them happiness and comfort, to them she was an anchor for their
security and well being.
To her sisters and brother she was the cheerful little person
who was always at home to welcome them back. She was the
guardian of their home and the family land which drew them together
so often. She was their symbol of everything their home meant
To all her nieces and nephews she was much more than an
Aunt. She had many, 23 in all, with six nephews in our armed
forces, four of which are overseas. Hugh Lynn Osborne, whom
she helped rear, is now in Italy. She had a personal interest
in the welfare of each one of her nieces and nephews. Each one
has often received her understanding advice and her encouragement
and help to continue their struggle to attain their ideals and
ambitions. To those nephews of hers who are are in the
service, her gifts, her letters, her thoughts and her prayers have
meant much for their sacrifices.
For three nieces and one nephew, Fannie has filled the place
left by the death of their mother when they were very small, for
these four especially, she spent her life watching over them and
caring for them much like a mother as she knew how.
To Them she devoted her girlhood and through her love and car
they have not lacked entirely a mother and a home. To them,
she will always be an inspiration for their high ideals she taught
them from childhood..
Now as always during her life, she would not want any praise
or any special attention for any deed she has performed.
Always quiet and modest she went about her daily work without giing
any thought for her own comfort or needs. Her services to her
parents her family, her nieces and nephews and to her friends were
given cheerfully and unselfishly. She expected no rewards but
to those who serve so faithfully and so well, there is always a
reward for the Lord has promised. "For as ye have done it
unti the least of these, so have ye done it unto me."
MISS FANNIE OSBORNE OF FROST DIED HERE; BURIAL AT EMMETT
Miss Fannie Osborne, aged abt 43 years, of Frost, died in the Navarro Clinic
Sunday morning. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Emmett
Baptist church. Burial was in the
Miss Osborne was a native of Emmett.
Surviving are her father, W. F. Osborne, Frost; three sisters, Mrs. Wiley Burns
and Miss Lizzie May Osborne, both of Frost and Mrs. Mattie Neece, Fort Worth; a
brother, Ellis Osborne, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives