Robert Osburn

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Robert L. Osburn, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at his home.

He was born Nov. 10, 1924, in Shelby County, Mo., son of O.R. and Helen Wedel Osburn. He and Bonnie Baker were married June 4, 1949, at Mexico, Mo.

Robert was employed with Southwestern Bell 39 years, retiring Feb. 13, 1985. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, VFW Post 3838, American Legion Post 63, Disabled American Veterans and a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge.

He served in World War II from 1942 to 1946, as a U.S. Marine Corps Raider in both the South Pacific and European Theaters.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Morris Osburn of Normal, Ill., Ted Osburn of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Morris Osburn of Cape Girardeau; five grandchildren, Robert W. and Morris L. Osburn of Normal, Brooks, Bennett and Breyton Osburn of Cape Girardeau.

There is no visitation.

A memorial service will be held at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Scott Moon will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield, Mo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or Southeast Hospice.