Shirley's Story

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Shirley F. Osborne, 85, passed away at 12:11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at Kokomo Place. She was born Sept. 17, 1932, in Jasonville, Indiana, to Wilbert F. Bond and Pansy "Fern" (Dilley) Bond. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Bloomington, where she and her two brothers grew up enjoying their family's farm.
Shirley graduated from Bloomington High School in 1950 and furthered her education at Indiana University Bloomington, graduating with a bachelor's degree from the School of Education in 1954 and receiving a Master of Science in Education degree in 1969. She began her teaching career in 1954 and taught mostly in the Kokomo School Corporation as a kindergarten teacher. Shirley was a devoted teacher, taking a personal interest in the lives of each of her students throughout the course of her career and retiring in 1996 after 31 years of service. Shirley enjoyed making life and her home beautiful, and traveling overseas to a variety of countries. Being with family and friends was the joy of her life. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, mentor, friend and educator.
Shirley is survived by her three children, Lisa (Tony) Cooke, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Debra (Bill) Crawford, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Rev. David (Lori) Osborne, Kokomo; nine grandchildren, Laura Cooke, Andrew Cooke, Phillip (Leah) Crawford, Amy (Craig) Kramme, Sara (Lee) Mitchell, Lindsey Pounds, David Jr. (Jennifer) Osborne, James (Caitlyn) Osborne and Michael Osborne; and 11 great-grandchildren, with more to come.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Billy Bond; and her brother, Larry Bond.
Shirley's children would like to thank all those who cared for Shirley in her last years at The Kokomo Place.
Funeral services for Shirley will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, with her son, Rev. David Osborne officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from noon to 1:30 p.m. with the service starting at 1:30. Entombment will take place in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery in Carmel.
Stout & Son Funeral Home, Burlington, has been entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.stoutandson.com.
Published on October 29, 2017
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