John ‘Johnny’ Woltmer Osborn

Feb. 5, 1939-Nov. 23, 2023


John “Johnny” Woltmer Osborn, 84, of Cates passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023, at The Waters of Covington.

Johnny had various jobs in his lifetime. Early in life, he worked as a janitor at Veedersburg schools. He mowed yards for people and helped his lifelong friends, Rex and Sue Woodrow, stack wood for winter and clean the yard along with his brother Glenwood who did the weed eating for them.

Johnny was born the son of Glen and Marie (Fransen) Osborn on Feb. 5, 1939.

He is survived by niece Virginia Archer of Watseka, Illinois, and special cousin Margaret Barker of Veedersburg, who cared for him since 2000. Johnny also has many cousins and friends who also survive.

His brother Glenwood Osborn lived with him until 2012 when he passed at The Waters of Covington. Due to ill health, Johnny became a resident of The Waters of Covington on Oct. 18, 2013.

While living in Cates, Johnny loved getting a ride with Paul Guinn or whoever was headed that way for his “Skoal” tobacco at the Kingman Red & White and loved riding a million miles with Sue Woodrow or shopping with Margaret. 

Cremation was chosen with a visitation at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman, on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. Pastor Dusty Woodrow will officiate.  Burial will follow at Coal Creek Cemetery.

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