Marilyn Osborne

Marilyn S. Osborne

1929 - 2019

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Obituary of Marilyn S. Osborne

Marilyn Shaw Osborne, age 90, passed away on Wednesday February 6, 2019 in Polk City, Iowa. 

Visitation with the family will be Friday February 15th, from 5 – 7 PM, with a memorial service Saturday February16th at 11 AM, both to be held at the Coralville United Methodist Church. 

Marilyn was born on February 6, 1929 in Taylorville, Illinois, the daughter of Floy (White) and Walter Shaw.  She attended Illinois State University and the University of Illinois.  Marilyn received her teaching degree before moving to Coralville in 1955, and especially enjoyed the early years of the small town’s growth.   She taught office business skills in the Iowa City school district and adult education programs.  Some of Marilyn’s fondest memories included the international travel with her husband of over 60 years Bill Osborne, attending school and athletic events of her children and grandchildren, church activities, family trips to Disney, her bridge group, and Hawkeye athletics.  Through her support of family, volunteer work at the University of Iowa, involvement in many local organizations, and her dedication to the Coralville United Methodist Church, Marilyn had a positive influence on many lives. 

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband James W. (Bill) Osborne.  She is survived by her sons, Walter (Nancy) and David (Cindy), and five grandchildren Jessica (Kevin), Sean (Lianne), Lindsay, JD, and Berke.

Memorials may be directed to the Coralville United Methodist Church or the J.W. Osborne Endowment Fund through the Radiation Research Society. To share a thought, memory or condolence with her family please visit the funeral home website @ Arrangements are with Gay & Ciha Funeral Service.



5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, February 15, 2019
Coralville United Methodist Church
806 13th Avenue
Coralville, Iowa, United States

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Coralville United Methodist Church
806 13th Avenue
Coralville, Iowa, United States