Mary Ethel (Thornton) Osburn

March 16, 1935 ~ November 28, 2020 (age 85)


Mary Ethel (Thornton) Osburn, 85, passed away in Great Bend, KS on November 28th, 2020. Born in Kinsley, KS on Mar. 16th, 1935 she was the daughter of George & Elsie (Miller) Thornton. A Kinsley resident for 56 years she married Jessie Carl Osburn July 31st, 1953 in Wichita, KS. Mary was the owner and operator of a restaurant in Kinsley. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Great Bend and its organization "Women of Valor". 
Survivors include son, Jerry Osburn; daughters, Annie Peterson and Becky Ingvalson as well as dozens and dozens of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Jessie and a granddaughter, Kayla Winder Osburn. 
A private family interment will take place at a later date at Lakin-Comanche Cemetery in Ellinwood, KS There will be a family visitation on Sun., Nov. 29th from 2-5 PM at Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood, KS. Memorials are suggested to "Women of Valor" in care of Minnis Chapel, PO Box 246, Ellinwood, KS 67526. 

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