Mrs. Mary E. Osman, age 94 years, of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011, at The Bluffs in Columbia, Mo. Mrs. Osman was born on January 28, 1917, in Robinson, Ill., a daughter of Virgil and Mayme Orr Apple. She was married on June 14, 1941, in Merom, Ind., to Kenneth Osman, who preceded her in death on July 9, 2002. Mary was a 1935 graduate of Merom High School in Merom, Ind. A homemaker for the majority of her life, Mary was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother whose main concern was taking care of her family. She cherished the time that she got to spend with them. Mary was involved in civic activities in the many communities she lived where her husband built YMCAs, served as vice president of a college and directed United Ways. She was a member of the PTA in Atherton, Calif., a member of Transylvania University Women's Auxiliary in Lexington, Ky., a member of the El Paso Women's Club, and she volunteered at the Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas. Mary loved living life to the fullest and enjoyed stunt flying, singing, dancing, sports, gardening and spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include: one son, Kenneth Osman II and his wife Patty of Jefferson City; one sister, Jane Coyle of Morgan Hill, Calif.; four grandchildren, Kenneth Osman III, his wife Robin and daughter Madison of Winter Park, Fla., Kelly Osman of Toledo, Ohio, Jesse Osman, his wife Emily and their daughter Brooke of Spring, Texas, and Bryce Osman of Jefferson City. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Rex John Osman; three sisters, Faye Apple, Margaret Brown, and Dorothy Anderson; and one brother, Rex Apple. Private graveside services and interment will be held at Merom Cemetery in Merom, Ind. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Michael Prenger Family Center or the Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com
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