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Kay M. Osborn

November 7, 1939 — October 4, 2017

Kay Marie Osborn a lifetime Cozad resident passed away October 4, 2017 at Cozad Community Hospital, she was 77 years old. Kay was born to Pearl (Neuens) and Floyd Sculley on November 7, 1939. At age 3, Kay was diagnosed with polio. Her adolescent years were spent going through several surgeries to give her the ability to walk. Despite her battle with polio she always faced challenges with bravery and spunk, she lived her life to the fullest. Kay graduated high school in 1957 from Cozad High School. In 1959, she married Arlyn Osborn, at Christ the King Catholic Church. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on October 3rd. They had three children Kevin, Kimberly, and Kraig. Kay was a true farmer’s wife. She raised chickens, milked cows, maintained a garden, and various other chores around the farm. Her favorite hobby was cooking and canning in her kitchen. When hired men would come to help with harvest or cattle work, Kay made sure they had good meal on the table. She loved to keep her cellar full of canned foods for the long winter months. She canned beef and various home grown fruits and vegetables every year. Her grandkids and great-grandkids always knew that Grandma Kay had a full cookie jar on the counter. She truly cherished her family and friends and you never went hungry when Kay was cooking. During her younger years, she worked as a secretary for Trusdale & Trusdale Law Office in Cozad. In 1983, she started working at the Farm Service Agency in Lexington, NE. Being a farm wife, Kay had a special knack for helping farmers through the complicated government paperwork. Farmers all over the county knew to see Kay when they had a question. While working in town, Kay continued to keep up with various tasks on the farm. Kay loved to go fishing, playing the slots and watching her sons and grandsons race at the local track. In the early 2000s, Kay was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. She continued to work the best she could for several more years until she retired from the Farm Agency in 2005. Kay was a member of the Does at Cozad Elks Lodge #2250 and a lifetime member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Kay is survived by her husband, Arlyn; sons, Kevin Osborn and wife Teresa and Kraig Osborn and wife Ann, both of Cozad; daughter, Kim (Osborn) Armagost of Lincoln; grandchildren, Ryan Osborn of Denton, Colton Osborn and wife Stephanie, Cale Osborn and wife Ashley, Blake Osborn and Carrie Osborn, all of Cozad; 7 great-grandchildren, Ava, Zach, Cole, Ashton, Alec, Harper and Caine; nephews, Mike Sculley of North Platte, Bruce Osborn and wife Jean of Littleton, CO, David Osborn of Grand Island, Terry Osborn of Lincoln; special friends, Stan and Bonnie DeBoer of Smithfield; and numerous cousins and friends. Kay was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Floyd Jr. and sister-in-law Jeanne Sculley; mother & father in-law, Clarence and Minnie Osborn; brother & sister in-law, Jim and Doris Osborn; and brother in-law, Rex Osborn. A memorial has been established in her name for later designation. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. Mass of the Christian Burial will be Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Cozad Cemetery. Rosary will be recited Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 6 at Berryman Funeral Home.
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Friday, October 6, 2017

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Rosary

Friday, October 6, 2017

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Christ the King Catholic Church

613 West 13th Street, Cozad, NE 69130

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Mass of the Christian Burial

Saturday, October 7, 2017

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Christ the King Catholic Church

613 West 13th Street, Cozad, NE 69130

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