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Gilbert Gene Osborn

March 11, 1943 ~ December 13, 2017 (age 74)

Name: Gilbert Gene Osborn

Age: 74

Address: Granite City, Illinois formerly of Mt. Olive, Illinois

Died: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7:25 pm Place: at his residence in Granite City, Illinois.

Born: March 11, 1943 Place: White City, Illinois

Father: the late: Wesley Earl Osborn

Mother: the late: Nora Louise Best

Spouse: His first marriage to Vera Klecamp and his second marriage to Penny Partridge Melton both ended in divorce.

Schooling: He attended Mt. Olive Grade School and graduated from Mt. Olive High School with the Class of 1961

Occupation: He was employed by Olin Corporation in Granite City, Illinois until his retirement.

Interests: He spent much time outdoors, hunting, fishing, playing horseshoes, and he bowled and traveled to tournaments with the church bowling team.. A great baseball fall and loved collecting junk.

Survivors: 1 Son: Delbert Osborn of Mount Olive, IL // 2 Daughters: Sheila (Rodney) Shields of Belo Horizante, Brazil // Marci (Steven) Kopp of Carlinville, IL // 2 Stepsons: Donnie (April) Melton of Granite City, IL // Kyle Melton of Granite City, IL // 1 Brother: Clyde (Wilma) Osborn of Staunton, IL // 1 Sister: Mary Marburger of Fort Lauderdale, FL // 8 Grandchildren: Toni // Justin // Marissa // Alexis // Ellie // Elizabeth // Steven // and Aurora.

Preceded in Death: Parents, Wesley Earl & Nora Louise Best Osborn

Visitation and Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 6:00 pm until the time of the Funeral Service at 7:00 pm. Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive,

Clergy: Reverend Jason Vinson

Burial: Chapman Cemetery, Mt. Olive, Illinois at a later date.

Music: Favorite recordings "Wabash Cannonball" by Boxcar Willie, ""Railroad Steamboat" by Jim Reeves, "Man Of Constant Sorrow" by The Foggy Bottom Boys, & "Jonnny Be Good" by Chuck Berry will be played at the service.

Memorials: Chapman Cemetery

condolences: www.beckerandson,com

Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, Illinois is in charge of arrangements

 Service Information

December 20, 2017

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Becker & Son Funeral Home
221 S Poplar St
Mt. Olive, IL 62069

Funeral Service
December 20, 2017

7:00 PM
Becker & Son Funeral Home
221 S Poplar St
Mt. Olive, IL 62069

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