Virginia Ledbetter Osburn

Pub. Times, November 27, 1924

         Virginia Ledbetter Osburn, was born at Providence, Ky., July 28, 1846, she departed this life November 20, 1924, aged 78 years, 3 months and 22 days.

She was united with Taylor Osburn by marriage at the home of Mrs. Asher, her sister, in McLeansboro, Illinois, November 12, 1883.  After marriage for several years she lived at Dixon, Ky., and then moved to McLeansboro, making this her home until the time of her decease.  

During the pastorate of Rev. Clarence Hodge of the Baptist church in McLeansboro, Mrs. Osburn, her husband, Taylor, and their only child, Hazel, now Mrs. W. J. Campbell, the entire household, were baptized into the fellowship of the church.  The husband went first, now his beloved widow is gone, and only Hazel is left of that once happy family.  They all lived lives creditable to the church.  

She remembered the Sabbath day to keep it holy.  She arose early preparing breakfast, assisted in getting Hazel and her father off to Sunday school, after them herself.  On the Sabbath day when was usually found in her place in the church, servicing God in her quiet way.  Her earthly services are now ended excepting her good influence set in motion while living, and she has gone to receive her reward.

She leaves surviving her, her daughter, Hazel, William Osborn Campbell, her grandson, Mrs. Gradie Ledbetter, her sister and Grant Ledbetter a brother of McLeansboro and Mrs. Emily Crawford and Mrs. Mary Severin sisters of Evansville, Ind., and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her departure.

Funeral services were conducted by Elder John B. Maulding Friday November 21st at the home.  Interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery.

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