May 11, 2010
108 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/15/2010 11:00:00
Olive Chase Osborne passed away on May 11, 2010 at Willard, Ohio at the age of 98. She was born to Ralph and E. Anna Earle on March 9, 1912 at Dighton, MA. She was married to Herman M. Chase from 1933 untill his death in 1979. She was married to Byron L. Osborne from 1980 until his death in 1990.
In addition to her parents and her husbands, she was preceded in death by brothers Weston, John, Ralph and Robert, a sister Elisabeth, an infant sister Miriam, and a son John.
She is survived by one sister, Alice of Winamac, IN; sons, Richard (Dottie) Chase of Rhome, TX, and Robert (Connie) Chase of New Washington, OH; by daughters, Dottie (Phil) Turner of Brattleboro, VT and Grace (Dennis) Vance of Albuquerque, NM; and by daughter-in-law Judy Chase of Silver Spring, MD; 14 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was a graduate of Cleveland Bible Institute, which became Malone University, and Eastern Nazarene College. She taught in Attica and Willard, Ohio and Brattleboro, VT. She moved back to Willard in 1996.
There will be a memorial service Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Grace United Methodist Church in Willard, Ohio with Rev. Doug Winner officiating. Burial will be at a later date in West Brattleboro, VT. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Quite by accident, I stumbled upon this obituary. Mrs. Chase was my 1st grade teacher in Willard at Central Elementary. She was a wonderful teacher. I have many treasured memories of her that I cherish. Ironically, I have just retired from teaching with 35 years as a Kindergarten and First Grade teacher. Mrs. Chase served as a model throughout my career.
We got to know Olive while serving at Grace United Methodist Church in Willard. She was a good friend and a great saint of the church. I, Barb, especially appreciated the women’s Bible study she led. She had a good understanding of the ministry and was able to counsel and encourage us. We will miss her and send our condolences, but we know that she is happy and being blessed with the Lord.
Olive was a beautiful Christian lady who freely shared her love and friendship with so many. Her radiant smile warmed not only the room she entered but the hearts of those she touched. Her love for her Savior was reflected in her love for others. Thank you for sharing your mother with us and many others. We are praying for you and send our deepest sympathy–and we rejoice for Olive as she is finally “home.”
We remember Olive as a neighbor on Washington St. in Brattleboro, VT. when Grace and John were young and in their ealy teens. Olive was a wonderful neighbor. The world would be a much better place with Olive as a role model.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. Especially Dottie and Phil Turner, our prayers are with you.
Henry and Janice Martin, Brattleboro, VT
Dear Family of Olive Chase Osborne,
Together with each of you we share and treasure memories of what we witnessed our Lord doing as He let abundant grace flow from Olive’s life. She loved and cared for us, as she did for you and so many others during nearly a century on her journey. Mary Evelyn and I were thankful to see her a few minutes in Willard last November. May “the God of all comfort” be your comfort, your unfailing hope. With our love,
Howard & Mary Evelyn
To Olive’s family we wish to express our sympathy. We pray that in your loss, you will be able to celebrate Olive’s wonderful life. We had the pleasure of enjoying Olive when she was a resident in West Brattleboro. Pleasant memories of the neighborhood potluck picnics hosted at her home. With regards Stuart and Beverley Thurber
Please know that the Malone University family is keeping Olive’s family in our thoughts and prayers. She was truly “salt and light” to countless Malone faculty, staff, students and alumni throughout her years as student, alumna, staff member and the wife of President Emeritus Byron Osborne.
Olive’s warm and caring ways brought encouragement to so many of us. I will always remember her delightful laugh and glowing countenance. Olive’s life was a beautiful reflection of the love, joy and peace of her Savior.
On a personal note, when I faced a difficult circumstance as a young mother, Olive took the time to counsel me and encourage me. She shared her testimony of God’s faithfulness in a similar situation. I was touched by her compassion and still treasure her wise counsel.
Our loss is Heaven’s gain! May God bless, comfort and strengthen you all.
Deborah (Murray) Robinson
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations