Jo Ellen Osborn

August 07, 1940 ‒ February 12, 2019

Fredericktown, Ohio

Jo Ellen Osborn, age 78, of Fredericktown, Ohio, went to be with her Lord and Savior February 12, 2019.  She was born on August 7, 1940 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, the daughter of George Washington and Lenora Ellen (Boyd) Burgett.  Jo Ellen was a 1958 graduate of Johnsville High School.

Jo Ellen was a former member of the Northridge Church of Christ and a current member of Palmyra Church of Christ.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who lived her faith. Jo Ellen will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Robert Eugene Osborn; children, Mitchell (Carrie) Osborn of Circleville, Ohio, Michael (Elizabeth) Osborn of Indianapolis, Indiana and Mark (Eva) Osborn of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren, Melanie Osborn, Jonathan Osborn, Katie Osborn, Cassie Osborn, Alyssa Osborn and Brianna Osborn; a great granddaughter, Baylee Osborn; sisters-in-law, Shirley Burgett and Eleanor Burgett; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Samuel Burgett and William Burgett and a sister, Georgia Lee Burgett.

Friends may call on Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 2pm to 5pm at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, 33 E. College Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019.   A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 25th at 11 am at the Palmyra Church of Christ, 21184 Zolman Road, Palmyra, Ohio 43019.  Evangelist Troy Northrop will be officiating.  Burial will follow in North Fork Cemetery in Waterford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jo Ellen’s name may be made to Palmyra Church of Christ or to Hospice of North Central Ohio at

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  • My deepest sympathies to the Osborn family and friends. Death is one thing we are never prepared for. According to Ecclesiastes 3:11 we were created with “forever” in our hearts. He has promised a resurrection for those sleeping in death. Jesus stated at John 6:40, “For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day.” What a joyous time that will be. You will then have the priceless opportunity of being reunited with your loved one once again.

  • So sorry for your loss. Will miss Jo so muvh
    We had a. Lot of fun. Deepest Sympathy to the Family.

  • I became an admirer of Jo Ellen when I was a teacher with her mother, Lenora, at Chesterville school and again as a first grade teacher of her children. She always had a smile and an inspiration. May all the family have peace.
    Pat Ebersole

  • To the families, so sorry for the passing of your loved one,’ many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • I was sorry to hear of Jo Ellen’s death. I always enjoyed visiting with her at our family reunions. The family has my deepest sympathy.

  • To the families of Jo Ellen, what a great lady. Bob, Jo Ellen,Mitchell,Mike, and Mark were our neighbors for many years. My sons grew up with the Osborn boys. The memories. JoEllen will be missed. My love and sympathies go with you all.

  • She was a wonderful human being. May she rest in peace! Prayers and sympathy for the family. Joe and Carren Yuppa

  • we are so sorry to hear of Jo’s
    death. We have so many happy memories of the times spent with her and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob, Mitch, Mike and Mark.

  • I have missed you not accomplishing me when we would lead music for church. You we’re always such an encouragement to Marcia and I. You will me greatly missed by us both.

  • I was saddened to read of the death of Jo Ellen. She was always so pleasant and encouraging. I admired her very much. Her parents raised great children and are also to be admired. May God be with those she left behind, and may the sweet memories they have of her bring them comfort at this time.

  • Our prayers are with the Family in your time of grieving. Jo Ellen always had a smile and a hug when ever we was greeted at church by her , she will be missed by many!

  • Mark and Eva,
    We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. We want to let you know that our thoughts are with you.

    Please let us know if we can help in any way.

  • Osborn family,
    We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. Our heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. 

  • What a beautiful, sensitive, caring, Christian person we here in this world have lost. She helped so many others and we thoroughly were blessed with her piano skills and presence. Hugs and lots of prayers for the many good memories, peace and comfort in the days and years ahead.

  • Jo Ellen Osborn, to hear her name one would think of the influential legacy she has left behind. Her love for Christ was evident to everyone who met her. She was truly a kind and caring lady. We are blessed to have known her. Prayers for peace and comfort to your family.

  • Was so sorry to hear of Jo Ellen’s passing. She has always been a good friend as well as my cousin. I remember many times when we played together as children as well as the many times the worked so hard to pull together the Boyd Watson Family reunion. She was a sweet giving individual who put others first. She will be greatly missed by friends and family.

  • What a Godly example of a caring and loving person Jo Ellen was!! I will miss her influence, smile, and encouraging words. Prayers for the Osborn family!