Anne Murphy Osborne passed from this life December 1, 2015 after a strong and courageous battle. She was called home to be with her Heavenly Father and family.
Family surrounded her at the time of her passing.
Funeral services will be Thursday December 3, 2015 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City with visitation 9:30 AM. until the service at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Mt Olivet Cemetery.
Anne was born June 3, 1941 in Jackson, MS to the late James W. Murphy and Gennie Alice Murphy. Anne grew up in Bentonia, MS and remained a resident of Bentonia for her entire life where she raised her family. Anne graduated from Anding High School. While at Anding High School, she excelled at basketball and was known for her long distance shooting abilities. Anne was also voted homecoming queen her senior year. After graduating from Anding High School, she attended the Mississippi University for Women.
While in school, Anne met her future husband Clarence M. Osborne, and they were a couple since their teenage years. They were married after high school. Anne and Clarence had two sons, Mike and Randy who were the focus of her undivided attention. She was a very caring mother who always tried to teach the appropriate method to approach and solve problems, as tactfully as possible. She was committed to see that her sons were to have a good education and always stressed this point with her grandchildren and daughters-in-law. She was very supportive and proud of her sons, but this paled in comparison to the absolute joy that was brought to her by her six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Anne was a wonderful mentor to her grandchildren and she will be missed tremendously. Her gentle advice and insightful nature were a rare gift.
Anne was managing partner in the family business, which kept her very busy. With two sons growing up in rural Mississippi, she was often coaxed to participate in outdoor activities like hunting and fishing. Mike and Randy often thought it was great fun to get their mother involved in some of their outdoor misadventures and the family has great fun reminiscing about these tales. Even now, some of these stories are often told in doctor’s lounges in various hospitals in Jackson, with great amusement, often with the listeners laughing and happy. Anne had a lifelong love of horses, which began as a child with her first pony. She was known to ride the little horse throughout the small town of Bentonia. For over 25 years, Anne has raised and trained beautiful paint horses and walking horses on her farm. She was active in the training and showing of these wonderful animals and she took great pride in the success of her stock.
Anne is preceded in death by her parents James W. and Gennie Alice Murphy, and also by her son James Randall (Randy) Osborne.
Anne is survived by her husband of 54 years, Clarence M. Osborne of Bentonia, MS, son Dr. Clarence Michael Osborne, daughter in law Suzanne Osborne and their sons Carter, Will and Logan of Madison, MS
Also daughter in law Angie Rankin and grandchildren Brittany Tichenor (Justin) of Flora, MS, Brady Osborne (Beth) of Madison, MS and Charle Osborne of Flora , MS.
Great-grand daughter Norah Claire Tichenor
The family would like to thank the staff of King’s Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City, MS for preserving Anne’s life at the initial stages of her illness; their actions were truly heroic.
The family cannot fully express the gratitude that they feel to the medical and nursing staff of the CCU of St Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. Their care and professionalism was beyond comparison and Anne’s family will never forget it.