Mrs. Thelma Sue (Roark) Osborn, age 67, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on April 10, 1953 at their home in Letcher County, Kentucky. She was one of 17 children born to the late Lue and Arnie (Caudill) Roark. She was raised in Vevay, Indiana where she attended the Switzerland County High School. Thelma was united in marriage on September 13, 1970 in Sunman, Indiana to Baxter Osborn, Sr. and from this union they were blessed with three sons, Baxter, Jr., Neal and Steven. Thelma and Baxter shared nearly 50 years of marriage together until her death. Thelma was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Osgood and Madison, Indiana, retiring after 27 years of service. She was a member of the Little Memory Old Regular Baptist Church in Sunman, Indiana. Thelma was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She treasured her boys and grandbabies and embraced every moment with them. Thelma was a dedicated mother and grandmother first and foremost. She especially loved her role as Mamaw. Thelma enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels outside her window, playing cards and sewing. She also enjoyed going to bingo and, as it seemed, she was the only one walking away a winner! Thelma also loved girl’s night with her sisters where they would play cards, reminisce and enjoyed one another’s cooking. Thelma leaves an emptiness in our hearts that will never be filled. Thelma passed away at 11:47 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Thelma will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Baxter Osborn, Sr. of Vevay, IN; her sons, Neal Osborn and his wife, Lisa of Vevay, IN and Steven Osborn and his wife, Brittany of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren, Jessica Shackleford and her husband, Steven, Ashley Marcum and her husband, John, Brooklyn Osborn, Rivers Osborn and David Carter; her great-grandchildren, Abby Shackleford and Brayden and Kylie Marcum; her brothers, Harley Roark and his wife, Mildred of Holton, IN, James Roark and his wife, Dana of Holton, IN, John Roark and his wife, Linda of Madison, IN, Joe Roark and his wife, Debbie of Osgood, IN and Mark Roark and his wife, Teresa of Linefork, KY; her sisters, Bonnie Kieffer and her husband, Bo of Osgood, IN, Bonita Halcomb of Linefork, KY, Tina Wingate and her husband, Jim of Canaan, IN and Martha Hammons of Canaan, IN and her numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lue Roark, died November 14, 1978 and Arnie (Caudill) Roark, died May 26, 1959; her step-mother, Minnie Roark, died February 4, 1983; her son, Baxter Osborn, Jr., died January 1, 1972; her brother, Charles A. Roark, died January 4, 1938 and her sisters, Dana F. Craig, died September 12, 1998, Ola Vae Simon, died August 18, 2005, Anna Mae Ahuas, died July 5, 2010, Eula Sizemore, died January 17, 2018, Lola Woods, died April 2, 2018 and Georgia Ann Sparks, died March 30, 2019.
Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., by Pastor Clay Wilson and Pastor Jimmy Bailey, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment will follow in the Little Memory Church Cemetery, 5709 East County Road 1150 North, Sunman, Indiana 47041.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mrs. Thelma Sue (Roark) Osborn Memorial Fund c/o Baxter Osborn, Sr. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com