Ruth Archer Osborne


Mrs. Ruth Archer Osborne of Jonesborough went peacefully home on February 26, 2019 at the age of 81. She was the daughter of the late Dana Archer and Verna Hall Archer. Mrs. Osborne was also preceded in death by her brother, Don Archer.
Surviving family include her children, Angela Wright (and Bill), Jeff Osborne, and Carl Osborne (and Sandy); grandson, Jake Osborne; step-grandsons, Bill Wright IV, Ben Wright, Tyler Brown, and Trevor Brown; great-grandchildren, Corbin Wright, Kayla Wright, Collin Wright, Will Wright, Ethan Wright; sister, Jean Campbell; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Osborne graduated from Jonesborough High School and received degrees from ETSU. She retired as an audiologist from Kansas State Hospital in Parsons, Kansas. After retirement, she enjoyed crafting and was active in the Leesburg Home Demonstration Club.
A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Ruth Osborne will be held at Fairview Methodist Church on Sat., March 2 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the old fellowship hall. Flowers may be sent to Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home or, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to her favorite charity,
The family of Mrs. Osborne wishes to thank all of her caregivers in the home including those from Caris and Amedisys Hospice. Special thank you to caregiver and friend Cindy Emmert and to her friends in ‘the Club’.

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03-30-2019 Jenna Carr
It is with a heavy heart that I learned about the passing of Ms. Ruth today. Although I did not know her in person I was VERY proud to say that she was my friend! I met she & Jessie through a scrapbooking photo website many years ago. Memory Mixer! They both helped me as I struggled through the learning process & welcomed me with open arms. We have all 3 kept in contact from time to time. She was such an AMAZING lady! Very helpful, Loving, & Kind. To her family & friends I want to say that I am so VERY sorry for your loss. This is truly a sad day. Keeping you in my thoughts & Prayers.
02-28-2019 Judy Hays Pomeroy
Sorry to lose this dear long term friend. Condolences to her children, Angela, Jeffery and Carl. She loved her family and I know she will be greatly missed by all. I have the best memories of times spent with her when our children were young and later as she returned to Jonesborough and we reconnected.


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