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  Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, August 11, 2016

OBITUARY ~ LAURA MAY (BRANT) OSBORN
December 21, 1939 ~ August 6, 2016

Laura May Osborn, daughter of William Lewis and Luella May (MaHaffy) Brant, was born December 21, 1939 at Lincoln, NE. Laura married John Osborn in Enid, Oklahoma. They lived in Atlantic, Iowa and Diagonal, Iowa before moving to Tingley, Iowa in 1968 where they raised their family.

Laura had a big garden and enjoyed canning the produce to feed her family throughout the year. She was a great cook who could make a meal out of nothing. Laura loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Laura also had a deep faith and she loved her Lord. She went to church whenever she could and she enjoyed her church family.

Laura and John enjoyed going to jam sessions in Redding and other places. Laura loved Elvis Presley and heard him sing at a state fair once. They were a perfect couple who did everything together. John died suddenly on January 2, 2008. Laura moved to the nursing home about 3 years ago.

Laura went to be with her Lord and family members in heaven on August 6, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John; two sons Jimmie as an infant and Lawrence on April 12, 2014; daughter Margaret Osborn as an infant; and two brothers Billy and Richard Brant.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children Marilyn (Charlie White) Spurling of Clearfield, IA, Marla (Todd) Lacina of Creston, IA, Marlene Osborn of Delphos, IA, and Deb Smith of Mount Ayr, IA; grandchildren Chris (Ashley) Gilbert, Ronnie (Sara Miller) Gilbert, David (Robin Provot) Richman, Amy (Aaron Elkin) Osborn, Cassie Osborn, Les Smith, Robyn Morgan, Trevor Osborn, Arnette Osborn, Shane White, and Jennifer Belew; great grandchildren include Elizzabeth Sheler, Alex Gilbert, Ava Gilbert, Gracelyn Kay Gilbert, Jayson Floyd, Payton Osborn, Adriana Morgan, and Damian Morgan, Tara Smith, Shey Smith, Chloe Smith; sister Pat (Duane) Arnold of Lincoln, NE; sister-in-law Eileen Brant of Kellerton, IA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr is in charge of the arrangements.

Services were held at the Assembly of God Church in Mount Ayr, IA on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Bill Armstrong officiating.

Casketbearers were Chris Gilbert, Ronnie Gilbert, Les Smith, Trevor Osborn, Aaron Elkin and Shane White. Honorary pallbearers were Charlie White, Todd Lacina, David Richman and Charles Gilbert.

Burial is in the Tingley Cemetery at Tingley, Iowa.

Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was in charge of arrangements.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2016

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