Fannie Conway Osborne
of Navarro County, Texas


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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 life.

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 them.

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."  .... committee

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 Emmett cemetery.
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


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