Gloria Jean Osborn passed away at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Oklahoma on September 29, 2018. She was born in Stillwater on September 10, 1950 to Max Osborn, Sr. and Juanita Osborn. Her family moved to a farm outside of Ponca City in 1954, where she and her three brothers were raised.
Gloria attended and graduated from Ponca City High School in 1968. She was very involved in the FFA chapter and was named FFA sweetheart her senior year of high school. After graduation she went on to get her degree at Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. After completing her two years at NOC she transferred to Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma and majored in Home Economics.
Gloria spent many years employed as a secretary at the state capitol in the House of Representatives and the Lieutenant Governor’s office. She loved being a part of the state’s political system. When she was not working, she loved to get together with her family as often as she could. She looked forward to times that she could spend with her nieces and their children. She had an infectious laugh that will be dearly missed.
Cherishing fond memories of her include, both of her brothers, Sid Osborn and his wife Patty of Ponca City, Oklahoma; Sam Osborn of Billings, Oklahoma; 2 nieces, Marla Jurina and her husband Phillip of Edmond, Oklahoma; Stephanie and her husband Cody of Collinsville, Oklahoma; and numerous cousins, great-nieces, and a great-nephew all whom she loved dearly.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Max Osborn, Sr. and Juanita Osborn; and one brother, Max Osborn, Jr.
Memorial Services will be held on Monday, October 15, 2018 at the in Brown-Dugger Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00am. Services have been entrusted to the care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home. Donations can be made in her honor to the American Heart Association.
Prayers for peace for Gloria's family. She was a special lady to many people. Rest in peace Gloria. I'll never forget your friendship and the belly laughs we shared.
Marlene WynnOklahoma City, OK
May precious memories comfort you during your sadness. Soon, the enemy, death, will be gone forever, according to 1 Corinthians 15:26. (jw.org)
What a pleasure it was to have known you through our work at the OK State Capitol. You were always smiling and had a great story to tell that was usually funny as well. Thank you for being part of my life, sweet friend.
OK State Capitol
Pam KingOklahoma City, OK
Kind thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cynthia HembreePerry, OK
Friends for 43 years. So happy Gloria is in Heaven, no more pain or illness. Bon Voyage Gloria.
Robbie CuylerLawton, OK