Geraldine “Gerri” Osborne, 92, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 4, 2019. She was born on May 18, 1926 to the late John Henry and Samantha (Huddleston) Brock. Gerri married Hodley Osborne on April 13, 1946 in Wales, Kentucky. They were blessed with 55 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on September 30, 2001.
Gerri is survived by her three children, Nick Osborne and wife, Cindy of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Danny Osborne of Murray, Kentucky, and Libby White and husband, Doug of Gulfport, Mississippi; siblings, Mary Adkins of Tucker, Georgia and Geneva (Gaines) Beaty of Blairsville, Georgia; brother-in-law, Marvin Osborne; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Conway, Jackie McCoy, and Ethel Brock; grandchildren, Keith Osborne and wife, Elizabeth, Samantha Osborne and partner, Terri, Brian Atchison and wife, Cara, Jennifer Atchison and husband, Dan, Ashley Osborne, Chad Osborne and wife, Veronica, Angie Osborne-Gillespie and husband, Roger, Alecia Stepler and husband, Matt, Shane Osborne and wife, Teala, Misty Chizk and fiancé, Scott, and Julie Holland and husband, Boe; and eighteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Geraldine was preceded in death by four sisters, Roberta Thornsberry, Aileen Thornsberry, Otha Mae Thornsberry, and Rosemarie Hall; two brothers, James Edward Brock and Charles William Brock; grandson, Christopher Chizk; and daughter-in-law, Judy Osborne.
Geraldine worked for many years as the head nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was a member of Central Christian Church and the Thursday afternoon bowling league at NuBowl Lanes. She would want you to know that she was very proud of her family, her marriage of 55 years, her career as a nurse, and the relationships that she built throughout our community. She will be greatly missed by everyone fortunate enough to know her.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 10 am at the Funeral Home with Mr. Randy Sells officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois. Memorials may be made in Geraldine’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, or the Osborne Family Literacy Center.