Kelly Osborne

August 06, 1971 ‒ September 30, 2016

Delaware, Ohio



Kelly Osborne, age 45 of Ostrander took God’s hand into paradise Friday, September 30, 2016 at Riverside Hospital following a courageous battle against cancer.

She was born on August 6, 1971 in Youngstown to Dexter and VJ (Hunt) Geiger of Hubbard. A 1989 graduate of Hubbard High School, she received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from DeVry University.

With a life dedicated to youth, Kelly worked as a substitute school teacher for the Buckeye Valley and Delaware City Schools. Caring about her community Kelly served several years on the Ostrander Village Council, was a devoted member of the Delaware Christian Church, and founded Hump Day Helpers; a summer program for children of all ages to help those families in need throughout Delaware, Ohio.

Kelly was engaged in living life to its fullest.  She treasured spending time outdoors; hiking, camping, skiing, canoeing, cliff jumping or snow skiing, she looked forward to every adventure. She also enjoyed landscaping and the joys of making her gardens beautiful. Times spent vacationing in Ocean Isle Beach, NC was her favorite location that has been a family tradition started as a child and was continued forward with her family and children.

Described as amazing and caring by her son and loving and giving as mentioned by her daughter, she was always considerate and helpful. Never without a smile, was she forever generous with her helping hands.  Kelly loved life and wanted those around her to appreciate its beauty.

A dedicated wife and proud mother, she was a mother to many more than her own and loved each one unconditionally. Kelly treasured every moment spent with her family and friends.

Those left to cherish her memory include her beloved husband of 19 years Brian Osborne, son Breyden, daughter Raine, parents Dexter and VJ Geiger of Hubbard, brother Andrew Geiger of Helena, MT, grandmother Hazel Hunt of Liberty, parents-in-law Karen Osborne with Larry Baviera of Grove City and David and Sharon Osborne of Columbus, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends, and numerous Hump Day Helpers.

Friends and Family may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at 1510 W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015. Additional calling hours will be held from 11:00 – 1:00 Thursday prior to the 1:00 p.m. services celebrating the life of Kelly Osborne at Delaware Christian Church, 2280 W. William St., Delaware where Pastor Sam Rosa officiating.  Burial will follow in Cheshire Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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  • We are so for your loss, and think of you and all the lives Kelly touched as she was an angel here on earth. Thank you for sharing her with us, and she will continue to love on through her work and her children.

  • Kelly was truly a most compassionate and sincere person. I enjoyed seeing her at Buckeye Valley and talking to her about community awareness. She will truly be missed. Prayers and heartfelt thoughts for your family as you go through this very difficult time.

  • Kelly was a remarkable woman. She was an example to us of someone who loved Jesus and gave back to others. She always had a big smile and she loved unconditionally. Her generosity and caring heart was extended to everyone she met. She touched our lives and we will never forget her. We love her and miss her deeply.

  • When those you love leave us the memory of the great times can help to sustain us as we grieve, and those memories become treasures we carry with us forever.

    We pray for strength as you mourn the loss of Kelly.

  • Kelly’s smile and enthusiasm were contagious. I never saw her without both. What a tremendous example she set for us all. Her love of family, school and community shone through in everything she did. How lucky we were to know her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kelly was a blessing to so many lives. Her presence will be felt and remembered for a very long time.

  • While I haven’t seen Kelly in many years, I have nothing but fond memories from school. I was so saddened to hear of her passing. My sympathy to all of you.

    Katie Matola-Costello

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Kelly’s passing. My deepest condolences to her husband, children, family and friends. We graduated together. She was such a sweet person. May she rest in peace 🙏🏻.

  • I’m so sorry for the loss of such a sweet person. It’s been years since graduation but she was always a great person. May God Bless your entire family.

  • So sorry to hear of the lost of Kelly. She graduated a couple years ahead of me but I will cherish the memories performing in the high-school musicals together both Carnival and Grease. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

  • Brian, we’re very sorry to hear of Kelly’s passing and your loss. As you grieve, I know you’ll take solace in the time you did have together and all the memories you & your children share. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your entire family during this incredibly difficult time.

  • Kelly was a true gift from God and has touched the lives of many people .I was there at the hospital when Kelly was born and her family has been an important part of my life. God provides us with special people in our lives and the Geiger’s and Hunt’s have been that to me. I have not seen Kelly recently but have kept up about her through her Grandma Hazel. God be with you and your family as you celebrate Kelly’s life and her many gifts that she shared with so many others.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Kelly’s passing. She will always be remembered as a very courageous and kind woman. Brian, Breyden, Raine and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this most difficult time. Our deepest sympathy. God Bless.

  • Bless the families and friends with extra strength and love. We are very sad to hear about your loss.

  • Kelly was a true gift from God, and she touched the lives and hearts of so many people. She had a smile that would light up any room, and gave the best hugs. She was kind. loving and generous, and she was loved by so many. Her memory and legacy will live on forever. We’re thankful that God brought her into to our lives, even if it was for a short time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Kelly’s family, I truly feel so blessed to have know her in just the littlest of ways. I will be praying for all of you in the days to come.

  • God bless your dear family and all those that are hurting right now at Kelly’s passing. She was an exemplary wife, mother, daughter and friend to so many. Our family will continue to pour out our hearts in prayer in hopes that you all find comfort and peace in this difficult time.

  • Kelly was my cousin and childhood playmate. Our mothers are sisters and we would get together for every holiday and summer visits. I remember fondly all the cousins laying on our tummys next to the Christmas tree side-by-side spanning the width of our grandmother’s living room, and we were skinny! We would gather there having just come in from the cold or just about to go play in the snow again, and there always was snow. We had a sledding hill in the woods behind Grammie & Pap’s house and we would play often well past dark. When it was time to end the party, we always negotiated who was going to spend the night where…..we loved our cousins so much, we didn’t want to seperate. Summertime was fireworks from the Hills parking lot, camping at Badger Meadows and Lake Erie. I remember riding bicycles, catching salamanders, swimming, fishing and Easter eggs on the lawn. Kelly, for a couple years anyway….was the youngest of us and the only girl. But she was precious and we loved her so. A couple years later, cousin Molly was born and so girl power was a bit more represented in our tribe. These memories of Kelly I have and these family values I know, she has passed to her own precious babies. And it’s too soon to take her from them, it’s too soon. I will always remember the rich times we had.

  • I met Kelly this past spring and I am so blessed that I got to know her. Our thoughts and prayers to her family at this difficult time.

  • Kelly was a blessing all around, and to every one around her. She loved her kids and any other kid whom entered her life. This world will not be the same with her gone.

  • VJ and family, May God give you strength in the days to come, an overflowing of love and peace in knowing she is with her Lord and Savior. With my deepest sympathy for your loss.

  • She was so amazing no she was better than that she was so loving caring so thought full she will be missed me and rain had a 5 day sleep over and she let us she put up with me and Raine staying up late when my dad went to California I stayed with her and it was school nights and she was the best she was all ways doing something for the last couple of weeks she was not well she was in pain and god did not want her to suffer and no one else did but no one wanted her to leave ether. Now she is not in pain #kellyscrew

  • Kelly was always so full of life and fun. It’s been years since the girls spend time here and at the Geiger home but was always a time of great fellowship. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family.

    Sam and Mary Jane Morrison
    Hubbard, OH

  • Dear Mrs. Geiger,
    My heartfelt prayers and sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. May God bring you comfort and peace as you rely on Him. 💕
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Gina Holloway

  • VJ and Dexter, I am so very sorry for your pain. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. I have spent some time with Hazel and she has been sharing stories about Kelly. I can tell she was an amazing person. I am not surprised because of the family she comes from with such great faith! I know know your faith will see you through. God Bless Both of you and Kelly’s Children and Husband. Love, Cindy

  • Mr and Mrs Geiger and Andy,
    I am so saddened by the news of Kelly’s passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know that God will carry you all through this very difficult time and provide the peace and comfort that can only come from him. Heaven gained an Angel when Kelly entered.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Raquel Mayle Diamond

  • Dear Dexter, VJ, and Andy,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and Kelly’s family in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs, Bob and Wendy

  • It’s been years since I’ve seen Kelly, but I have so many fond and indelible memories of Her growing up. We went to youth group together (and maybe spent a few Sundays at McDonalds instead of church). We also went to school together. She was always a bright light and I’ll never forget our time together. My deepest sympathy to you all.
    Love, Nancy (Morrison) Steffora

  • Kelly was truly a blessing to all who knew her. Always looking for her next opportunity to perform an act of service or give an encouraging word, she knew what was important in this life and she exemplified it. She loved the Lord and wanted all to feel His love too and she made it her life mission to do just that. Our thoughts and prayers continue for the Osborne Family. Her smile and spirit live on through her beautiful children and the many, many lives she touched.

  • I am sorry to hear about the passing of Kelly. Brian has always been a true friend and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry for your loss of this wonderful wife, mother, and friend.

  • My deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to all of Kelly’s family.

    Kelly always had a smile on her face.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I remember many. Special times spent with Kelly at the Geigers . My thoughts an prayers are with you.
    Mary Ann Fabrizio Smiley

  • Our hearts are broken but our memories are filled with smiles and amazing memories of Kelly. God has gained a wonderfully special Angle and we are truly blessed to have known her. She made this planet a better place and we know she’s having the same affect on Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kelly’s entire family.

  • Its taken me a couple days to find the words to write this, mostly because this is not something that should have happened to such an amazing, caring, fun, loving, smart and way too young… (the list goes on) person. Kelly, we were once best friends in grade school and even though we lost touch, I’ll hold those memories close to my heart. So much laughter shared at sleepovers, cheerleading, etc. My sincere condolences to your family and I pray for healing strength. You are definitely an angel.

  • Kelly was my cousin but I haven’t seen her since we were little & used to play at her Grammie & Pap’s house (who were my Aunt & Uncle) & only lived a house away from where I grew up. I remember all the cousins being there for Holidays and my sister and I would go up and spend time with all of them. I have such fond memories of that time. My heart just breaks for all of you. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. Much love to all of you. ~Lisa Suich

  • My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. Kelly was such a wonderful, positive, and caring person. She had such a deep faith and devotion to God. My prayers are with you all. She will be sadly missed by all. The BV Family loved her very much. We will uplift you three in our prayers.

  • Brian and family~
    I am so very saddened to hear of Kelly’s passing. Even though I didn’t ever meet her I could tell by the way you spoke of her how wonderful she was and loved hearing of all your wonderful family outings and activities.

    My family and I have been lifting you and your entire family all up in prayer for peace and comfort during this most difficult time. God’s blessings to all of you~

  • You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful loved one Kelly. Her obituary was a tribute to the wonderful life she lived……just like her mother, full of life & laughter. May she rest in peace.
    Love, Vi and Pucci Castor