|Date Of Birth:||July 19, 1963|
|Date Of Death:||January 21, 2012|
|Service Date:||Wednesday January 25, 2012 11:00 a.m.|
Lisa Ann Osborne, 48, peacefully passed away at 11:55 a.m.
on Saturday January 21, 2012 at her home, surrounded by a room full
of family and friends after a courageous and inspiring three and a
half year battle with cancer. She was born on July 19, 1963
in Niles, MI to Donald W. and Shirley A. (Swanson) Carson.
She married David W. Osborne on April 13, 1985 in Lacon; he
Also surviving are daughter, Kaitlyn Ann (Zach) Asher; son,
Anthony David Osborne; daughter, Lauren Olivia Osborne; mother,
Shirley A. Carson; brothers Randall W. Carson and Scott (Pam)
Carson; sisters Becky (Doug) Strong and Dede (John) Hosler;
mother-in-law Leona Mae "Sally" Osborne; sisters-in-law Sharon
(Paul) Grossenbacher and Paula Nixon; brother-in-law Don (Sue)
Osborne; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father; father-in-law; one
brother; one sister; one sister-in-law; two nieces; and one
Lisa's caring nature made her the wife, mother, daughter,
sister, and aunt that cannot be replaced. She gave her
husband and children unconditional love. Her magnetic
personality attracted people from all walks of life. She
would make it a point to truly know the people who came into her
life. She always took the time to become a true friend.
Lisa was full of life, energy, fun, and mischief, and she was
always spontaneous. She insisted on attending her children's
events no matter where or what they were. Lisa enjoyed
concerts, watching Notre Dame football, and frustrating Cub's
seasons. She loved to travel and her favorite destination was
Sanibel Island, FL. She loved walking along the shore;
collecting shells, going to her favorite pub, Timbers; but most of
all, her precious visits with her Florida family
Lisa was a 1981 graduate of Mid-County High School and the
Stephen's School of Cosmetology. For several years, she owned
and operated "Lisa's Hair House" in Lacon. She retired to
raise her children. She worked for Midland School District as
a teacher's aide and as the Dance Team coach.
Lisa was a passionate advocate for a cancer cure. In
conjunction with the Marshall County Motorcycle Club, "Lisa's Ride"
benefit raised over $13,000.00, and her legacy will continue.
Lisa took pride in counseling other cancer victims. She
insisted that her family went for genetic cancer gene testing.
Lisa was a brave and inspirational woman who will be dearly
missed by her family, her friends, and her community. The
family can never repay the gentle and extraordinary care from the
Illinois Cancer Care in Peoria, where memorials can be made to them
in lieu of flowers. .
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday January 25, 2012 at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lacon. Deacon Bob
Murphy will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00
p.m. on Tuesday January 24, 2012; also at the church. Online
condolences may be expressed at www.lenzmemorialhome.com