Shirley Jean Osborne, 72, of Butler, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 at UPMC Passavant in North Hills. She had bravely battled ALS for the last year.
She was born August 18, 1945 in Erie, the second youngest of four daughters, to the late Milton George and Mary (Krantz) Berringer.
Shirley attended Penn State Behrend and graduated from Slippery Rock University. She earned a Master’s Degree from Edinboro University. She retired in 2006 after 35 years as a caring teacher at Butler McQuistion Elementary. She loved traveling, spending time with her church community, teaching, gardening and reading. She enjoyed her bowling leagues and spending time with friends and family. She was a member of Nixon United Methodist Church where she had been a very active member.
Surviving are her son, Sean Osborne of Butler; her daughter, Wendy (Christopher) Richards of Columbus, OH; 2 grandsons, Maxton and Everett Richards; her sisters, Marilyn (Bob) Saunders of Fairview, Laurene Berringer and Nancy Martin, both of Harborcreek, PA; her sister-in-law, Marcia Osborne of Youngwood, 2 nieces, Beth Spellman of Pittsburgh and Laura Martin of Erie and her dear friend, Bob Ficca of Butler.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, R. Kent Osborne who died August 26 2002 and her brothers-in-law, Tim Martin and Philip Osborne.
The family of Shirley would like to extend special thanks to the special friends and family who supported her this last year with their many cards, flowers and visits. Extra thanks goes to the dedicated caregivers, Linda, Nancy, Mary Beth, Petra, Melanie and especially Judy, who provided comforting and loving care.
Friends will be received at Young Funeral Home, Ltd., 127 W. Jefferson St., Butler, on Thursday, September 7th, from 2-4 7-9 PM and on Friday, September 8th from 10 AM until the time of the service at 11 AM.
Interment in the Brownsdale Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Nixon United Methodist Church, 334 Airport Road, Butler, PA 16002 or the ALS Association of Western PA, 416 Lincoln Avenue, Millvale, PA 15209