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Edward "Moose" Andrew Osburn Sr., age 67, of Lamar died at his home Friday April 13, 2012 after a long illness.

"Moose" was born August 15, 1944 at San Francisco, CA to Edward Euell and Leota Elsie (Howard) Osburn.  After high school, he served his country in the United States Army.  On October 31, 1972 he married Helen I. Burton at Miami, OK and together they raised two children, Robyn and Andy.  He attended First Christian Church of Lamar and was a co-owner of Poppy & Grammer's in Lamar.  "Moose" spent most of his career as an owner-operator truck driver.

"Moose" is survived by his wife Helen, of the home; one daughter Robyn and Scott Gardner, of Lamar; one brother David and Sharon Osburn, of Lamar; five grandchildren, Anthony Osburn, Brittany Osburn, Caitlyn Gardner, Alex Gardner, and Nick Gardner; a brother-in-law Fred Szabados of Bloomington, IL, and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded him in death are his parents; one son Edward "Andy" Osburn Jr. on November 19, 2006; and one sister Olivia Gailene Szabados.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm Monday April 16, 2012 at Daniel Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday April 17, 2012 at First Christian Church of Lamar, with Mike Gage officiating. Burial will be at Pennsboro Cemetery, South Greenfield, MO.

Contributions are suggested to American Heart Association or Hospice Compassus in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#12 Jerico Springs MissouriTeressa Melvin 2012-04-24 09:23
Helen,I am so sorry for your loss, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
#11 Lamar, MOBrad & Rhonda Overstreet 2012-04-17 16:51
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May you draw comfort from your wonderful memories as well as from your faith.
#10 NevadaAngela Bryant 2012-04-17 08:43
Helen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Love and hugs to you at this time and a whole lotta prayers.
#9 Martha Rader 2012-04-16 20:51
Helen, my heart goes out to you and your family. I pray that God will ease your pain at this time.
#8 normal, ilken karen and kristina mlincse 2012-04-16 15:51
dear aunt helen and family, we are so sorry for the loss of uncle moose. we love you all. our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
#7 Jeff & Margaret Phipps 2012-04-16 10:46
So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Moose when I went in Poppy & Grammer's. He is in a much better place now with no pain or sorrow.
#6 Amy and Kevin Neher 2012-04-16 08:28
Helen and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry for your loss and lifting you up with comfort during this time.
#5 Lamar,MOHelen and Family 2012-04-16 06:35
So sorry for your loss. He was such a good man and was never at a loss for words, he always had something to say to make you laugh. Again, so sorry.
#4 Nancy McCall 2012-04-16 05:24
Helen and family
Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers
#3 Dave and Gwen Clements 2012-04-15 18:13
We are so sorry for your loss Helen and Family. Our prayers are with you!!

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