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Ruth Welch Osborne

August 27, 1924 ~ September 14, 2020 (age 96)


Mrs. Ruth M. Welch Osborne, 96, of Gulfport, MS, passed away on September 14, 2020.

Mrs. Osborne was born on August 24, 1924. She was a native of Columbus, Ohio, and longtime resident of Gulfport, MS Lizana Community. Ruth received her Associate Degree from Jefferson Davis Community College. She was known as "Ms. Ruth" during her over 20 years as a sales associate for Gayfer’s and Dillard’s Department Stores at Edgewater Mall in Biloxi, MS, and Dillard's in Mobile, AL.

Ruth Osborne was preceded in death by her husband, Don Marquis Osborne; her two sons, David M. Osborne and Robert N. Osborne; her siblings, sister, May Lizana, and six brothers, Clarence Welch, Lawrence Welch, Ernie Welch, Emmett Welch, Ray Welch and Gilbert Welch, all of Gulfport, MS.

She is survived by her son, Tom W. (Connie) Osborne of San Diego, CA, and her daughter, Nancy Osborne (Charles) Swan of Mobile, AL; her grandchildren: Shane (Kristy) Osborne and Shawn (Mindy) Osborne of McHenry, MS; Kayelynn Osborne of Picayune, Jade Osborne and Katelynn Osborne of Gulfport; John Osborne and Nikki Benedict of San Diego, CA; Thomas J. Swan of Memphis, TN; Brandon L. Swan of Mobile, AL; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Osborne's hobbies included: reading, politics, cooking, and sewing. She was a member of the Nazarene Church and also attended Lyman Baptist Church. She was loved and respected by her family and friends, and will be missed by all her knew her.

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