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Funeral services for Joyce Jean Granny Osburn will be held on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at the Oaks High School Gym with Pastor Meredith harbor and Jack Swim officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 from noon until 6:00 PM at Reed-Culver Chapel. Interment will be held at Oaks Cemetery in Oaks, OK. Online condolences for her family may be left at www.reedculver.com.
Pallbearers include Jimmy Reasor, Jason Carnell, Melvin Blossom, Craig Philpot, Luke Barnett, and Bobby Lamont. Honorary pallbearers include Chad Strong, Mitch Christie, and Frankie Fields.
It was on a beautiful day on September 29th, 1935, the family of Charles Eugene and Galilee Charlottie (Mann) Jackson was blessed with a little girl, they named her Joyce Jean. She was raised in a family with seven sisters and five brothers, and they had fun! She attended school at Oaks and so did the man who would win her heart, Ira Bradford Osburn. They were wed on April 14th, 1956. Her husband was inducted into the US Army in May of 1955 until 1958. Together they would raise two sons and three daughters, Vince, Cotton, Debbie, Kathy, and Chandra. If her eyes were twinkling and she had the smile of an angel, you were talking to Granny Osburn. She worked as a Headstart teacher from 1968 until she retired in 1994. She loved her students and they adored her. She was funny, patient, kind, and always knew what to do to draw the best from each student and make them better. She didnt care who you were or what you needed, she was there to help. Her husband passed from this life in 1994, so Joyce retired from teaching and began a new career at the West Siloam Springs Casino. She was the lady who always made you feel special and welcome, like you were at her house. Sunday found Granny making dinner for her family and friends, and you were always welcome at Grannys table. She was perfect at knowing how much and what to make. It became an Osburn family tradition. She never stopped working, she said it kept her from growing old. She loved to work in her yard, planting flowers and keeping company with her faithful canine companion, Boss. Granny adored each and every member of her family and loved any chance to gather and be with those she loved and she was knew she was loved by all. She had the best family in the world and she would gladly tell you so. A Christian by faith, the Lord called this good and faithful servant home unexpectedly May 18th, 2017. Granny Osburn has left many family and friends that will remember the wonderful, daughter, wife, mother and friend that was theirs to hold for 81 years. She will be greatly missed.
She is preceded in death by her mother, father, husband Ira, four brothers, Charlie, Amos, Delbert, and Arden and five sisters, Edna Howard, Ethel Jackson, Etta Fae Compton, Ella Mae Fain, and Marquetta Smith, and one grandson, Colby Warren.
Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Vince Osburn and wife Tammy of Rocky Ford, OK, and Cotton Osburn and wife Misty of Eucha, OK, and three daughters, Debbie Wilson and husband Steve of Rocky Ford, Kathy Lamb of Rocky Ford, and Chandra Warren and husband Curt of Leach, OK. She leaves one brother, Daniel Jackson of Stilwell, OK, and two sisters, Irene Hudson of Tulsa, OK, and Reva Haynie of Houston, TX, Granny Osburn lives on in her 11 adored grandchildren, Nicole, Karona and husband Basil, Laina and husband Brian, Bucky, Hunter and wife Cheyenne, Fisher. Lauri, Trenton, Trader, Kiley, and Shayna. She also leaves her eight adored great grandchildren, Steph, Brayden, Kamden, Jaxson, Phenyx, Zach, Addi and Landon, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.
Published on May 24, 2017
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