Carol Jane Osborne

December 23, 1935January 24, 2021

Carol Jane Osborne, 85, of Fairborn, OH, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2021. Carol was born on Dec. 23, 1935 to Paul and Marian Taylor Osborne in Westfield, IN.

Carol graduated from Westfield High School, Westfield, IN; graduated from Asbury College, (now Asbury University) Wilmore, Ky with a Bachelor of Science degree; and Master's Degree in Education Counseling from Wright State University, Dayton.

Carol spent her life helping students by teaching in Wilmore, KY for 2 years, in Florida for 2 years, and 35 years in 3rd grade in Fairborn, OH. Carol spent the greater part of her retirement years teaching kindergarten for Little Folks Daycare. Carol was an important part of the children’s educational and personal growth during her many, many years at Little Folks.

Carol enjoyed traveling and was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Ohio State Buckeyes. She enjoyed working word search puzzles, playing bingo, participating in arts & crafts, and attending field trips at Patriot Ridge Retirement Center.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Fairborn. She volunteered her time teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Carol also helped the FISH pantry and provided transportation to and from medical appointments to those in her community.

Carol is survived by first cousins on her father's side, Martha Milhouse, Dianna (Bill) Ross, Paul (Jane) Catlin and their families from Indiana. There are also several cousins on her mother's side. Carol will be missed by family and close friends to whom she was fondly known as “TEACH”.

She was preceded in death by her parents, aunts, and uncles.

A private memorial service will be conducted by Pastor Matthew Williams from First Baptist Church Fairborn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to First Baptist Church Fairborn, 1167 Highview Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.

Burial will be at a later date at Summit Lawn Cemetery in Westfield, IN where her parents are buried.


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Rita Mendenhall

February 14, 2021

Miss Osborne was my third grade teacher and was one of those teachers who left an impact on me. I saw her many times when she visited my own classroom when I taught third grade. She kept in touch through the years. Miss Osborne touched many lives. She will be missed.

Jeffrey Whited

February 12, 2021

Carol was my third grade teacher at South Elementary in 1963. She was definitely one of my favorites and I was able to visit her at Patriot Ridge. She was kind, considerate and called me weekly before the pandemic. RIP Teach you will be missed by so many that you touched and taught!

Lynn (Yasko) Jones

February 12, 2021

Carol was a wonderful teacher and person who cared a great deal for her students and people in general. I visited her periodically over the years and enjoyed our visits. Carol, you served your community well on this earth. Now, Rest In Peace.

Cherie Cantrell

February 11, 2021

Miss Osborne was my 3rd grade teacher at East Elementary around 1970. She’s the reason I have legible handwriting! She made all of us rewrite every messy paper 3 times! It didn’t take long to learn that lesson! In 1993, I gave birth to triplets. She saw the announcement in the paper, found my number and called to say congrats! Ironically, when my kids were in the third grade, we ran in to her at the grocery and she told them she was my third grade teacher. She told me how happy she was to meet them and to see me again. I have fond memories of her!

Rita Stevenson

February 4, 2021

I have many memories of Ms
Osborne, not only from being a student at East, but also as a parent when my daughter was at the daycare where she was teaching. I have always had the greatest respect for this time woman.

Stacey Frey

February 3, 2021

I had the honor of teaching with Carol for many years. She will live on in the memories of the hundreds of little ones whose lives she touched.

Anna Andes

February 1, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about Carol's passing. She was a special friend from church and one of our children's favorite teachers. How much I've missed seeing her during these covid times. We have so many pleasant memories of her. Sending our love and prayers.
Bob and Anna Andes

Debbie Stivers

January 28, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Carol's passing. I enjoyed working with her for so many years at East. Thinking of all of you.

Emily Haynes

January 28, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. We taught at East Elementary for a number of years and our children were in her third grade classroom. She was a sincere and devout Christian. May she now Rest In Peace.