Iona Faye Osborne

Iona Faye Osborne

September 21, 1950 ~ September 14, 2021

Loving mother, grandmother, sister, and wife, Iona “Ning” Osborne of Seth, West Virginia passed away on Sep. 14 at the age of 70.

Born on Sep. 21, 1950, Iona was the daughter of Violet and Raymond Jarrell. Iona grew up in a coal mining camp and by the time she was in high school, played first chair flute. Shortly after graduating from Sherman High School, she married Jerry Osborne when he returned from his military service in Vietnam.

Over the years, people from across the country sought Iona’s help and guidance as a spiritualist comforting them in their time of need. She led them through illness, grief, and tragedy with compassion and encouragement.

She leaves behind her husband of nearly 52 years, Jerry; their daughter, Candy, her husband Joe, and grandsons Indiana and Hunter; their son, Judson and his wife Karen, and grandsons Aaden and Jace.

She is also survived by her sister Margaret Mason, brother Edmond Jarrell, three nieces and three nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father, mother, and infant daughter.
She will be missed by all who loved her.


Judi & Joe

September 21, 2021, 1:24 pm

Joe and I are so sorry for your loss. The family has our deepest sympathy.

DeAnna Dean

September 24, 2021, 1:51 am

Much too soon, my deepest sympathy to all of you. Hugs and many memories we shared.

June D'Ambrosio

September 24, 2021, 9:13 pm

Jerry my deepest sympathy on the passing of Iona. She will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tara Brittain

September 26, 2021, 10:56 am

We are so sorry. She will be missed. I pray for peace and eventually joy for you all. We love you guys.

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