Chester Osborn


Rev. Chester Lee Osborn, 89, retired Great Plains Conference clergy. Born May 10, 1933; died December 22, 2022.

He and Patricia J. Murray were united in marriage on July 26, 1953. 

Osborn graduated from Southwestern College in 1955 and Drew Seminary in 1959. He served churches in Winfield, Oxford, Newton Trinity Heights, Salina University, Derby Wichita College Hill and Hutchinson. He also served as Hutchinson District superintendent and council of ministries director in the former Kansas West Conference. He retired in 1995.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, in 2016.

Survivors include children, Phillip (Trissie) Osborn, Susan Osborn and Douglas (Nicole) Osborn; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Newton Trinity Heights United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery Columbarium. Memorials are suggested to the Trinity Heights United Methodist Church Foundation.

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