Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Elizabeth “Liz” Osborn, passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on July 12, 2017 with her family by her side. Liz was born May 23, 1925 in Detroit to the late Ernest and Carolyn (Walker) Kidder. In 1949, she married Lawrence (Larry) Osborn, who preceded her in death February 13, 1980. She was also predeceased by their son Lawrence, Jr. (Bo), infant daughter Elizabeth Ann and infant grandson, Jeffrey.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her daughters Carol (Gary) Sahr of Midland, Connie (Lee) Butts of Fairgrove, Laura Osborn of Fairgrove; six grandchildren, Tim (Susana) Sahr of Jackson, Heidi (Ron) Haines of Fairfield, Iowa, Renee (Travis) McCoy of Columbia City, Indiana, Aimee (Todd) Schultz of Swartz Creek, Shellie (Lloyd) Rayner of Fairgrove, Sarah Osborn (Marshall Gregory) of Madison Heights. She had 14 great-grandchildren: Aaron, Evan and Kiley Haines; TC, Melissa, Noah and Kaylee McCoy; Drew and Abbie Schultz; Ayden, Ty, Ayva and Eyan Rayner; Audrey Gregory.

Liz moved to Caro with her family when she was in high school. She settled in Fairgrove where she quickly became involved in her community. Liz volunteer in many Bean Festival activities, 4-H and extension groups.

Liz was a member of the United Methodist Church. She was a lifelong member and Worthy Matron of the Kedron Chapter No. 33 Order of Eastern Star in Caro and Fairgrove. Liz enjoyed bowling, flea marketing and raising gardens with her neighbors. She was also involved in Brownies and Girl Scouts and sold Avon.

Liz began her own business known as “Liz’s Underground Ceramics” where her friends and students learned, shared and laughed with a good friend. She will be remembered by all.

Cremation has taken place. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. If desired, a memorial may be made to the Fairgrove Methodist Church or Tuscola County Medical Care Community.

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