Helen Louise Osborne, 75, of Willow Street in Narrows departed this life Thursday evening July 19, 2007 at Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg after a long illness. Born in Montcalm, WV on June 21, 1932 she was a daughter of the late Charles T. and Annie Kate Lucas Manning. She was baptized a member of Olean Church of The Brethren and was retired from the Celanese Celco Plant in Narrows after over twenty years service. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul R. Osborne, sisters Sarah Pippin and Virgie Snider, and a brother Charles Manning.
Helen leaves to cherish her memory a son and daughter-in-law Paul Dale and Diane R. Osborne of Eggleston; two daughters and sons-in-law Kathy and Arthur Brown of Narrows, Peggy and Dennis Perdue of Christiansburg; two brothers Dewey F. Manning of Goldbond and Ricky Manning of Pembroke; two sisters Cardella Brown of Dublin and Ella Mae Day of Goldbond; a “special sister” Charlotte Fields of Pearisburg; six grandchildren Annissa Dudding, Kimberly Bray, Rusty Carter, Nicholas Dale Osborne Alexis Arlene Osborne, Katelyn Diane Osborne; six great-grandchildren Steven Michael Sessor, Taylor Paul Dudding, Adrianna Susanne Carter, Tyler Lathan Bray, Savannah Paulette Carter, Isaac Russell Carter; and a special friend Jo Blaker of Narrows.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday July 23, 2007 at 11:00 AM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.