Alberta J. Love Osborne of Concordia at the Orchard, Butler Pa. was called home to the Lord on Sunday afternoon, August 25, 2019.
Born in Greenville, Pa. On May 26, 1924, she was the daughter of William C. Love and Rebekah McMillan Love.
Alberta attended the Shenango Valley Commercial Institute in Sharon, Pa. and worked in accounting at the Record-Argus newspaper, Greenville, Pa., Robbins Ford-Mercury, (now Bill McCandless Ford) Mercer, Pa., Kemco, Sandy Lake, Pa., and Magnetics, in East Butler, Pa.
She was a member of Christ Community United Methodist Church, Butler, Pa. She was the wife of the Rev. Cloyd Osborne, Pastor, having served 18 years, from 1968 to 1986, during the building of the Christ Community Church. She served with her husband at various churches in New Jersey, as well as Emlenton, Foxburg, Sandy Lake, and Hendersonville, all in the Western Pa. Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Alberta was known around the area for her love of quilting. As an avid quilter, she taught quilting in her home for a number of years, and volunteered a class at Concordia. She is an honorary member of the Quilt Guild, “Where the Corners Meet” in New Wilmington, Pa. There she held offices and demonstrated new ideas, like “Stained Glass” with cloth, and made many for her church. She was also a lover of woodwork and made many wood crafts. She assisted her husband in building their retirement home on Shenango Lake. She enjoyed her church activities, United Methodist Women, Sew and Sew quilters, Meals on Wheels, children’s classes, nurseries and, above all, serving church dinners. She loved to cook!
Alberta loved the time spent at their lake home with her grandchildren, and later time with great grandchildren, especially their birthday parties.
Alberta was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Rev. Cloyd Osborne, a son Rex A. Osborne, a sister Virginia M McConnell, and a brother David W. Love. Surviving is a sister Ruth Ann Ferguson of Hermitage, Pa., daughter Yolanda M. Deemer (William) of Butler, Pa., and son Thomas C Osborne (Carol) of Lakeside, Ohio. She also leaves 9 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild.
A memorial service will be held Sunday afternoon, September, 1, at 3:00 pm, at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 205 N Duffy Road, Butler, Pa. 16001. Any memorial donations can be made to Christ Community United Methodist Church. Arrangements completed by the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham St. Butler, PA 16001.