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Edgar Osborn

August 27, 1924 — January 3, 2013

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Longtime Goodland, Kansas resident Edgar “Ozzie” Osborn, 88, died Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas.

Edgar was born on August 27, 1924 in Frankfort, Kansas, the only child of Charles and Eva (Potter) Osborn. He graduated from Frankfort High School in 1942.
Edgar served his country in the United State Navy. While in the Navy he participated in their track program in the pole vault event. He was only the thirteenth person at that time to clear a height of thirteen feet using a bamboo style pole. Edgar was honorably discharged in April 1946.
After leaving the service he attended Kansas State University, graduating in 1951. He then moved to Goodland to begin a teaching career that would last thirty-five years, including, starting the high school golf program which made it to the state competition the very first year.

On June 7, 1953 Edgar was united in marriage to Irma Simonton in Manhattan, Kansas.

He would retire from teaching in 1986 from Goodland High School. He enjoyed all kinds of sports, but especially enjoyed track and field meets. He was an avid golfer as long as his health would permit.
Edgar was a member of the Goodland Elks Club, and was an avid K-State fan.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Irma, of their home in Goodland. Their children Charles (Chuck) of Burlington, Colorado, Loretta Borgmann and her husband Michael of Goodland, Kansas, and Melinda Strickland of Denver, Colorado. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Blake Osborn and his wife Anais, Jessica Osborn, and Devinee Borgmann.

Cremation was chosen and inurnment will be private in the Goodland Cemetery.
Friends are invited to share their respects with the family from 2:00 to 4:00 PM MT on Sunday January 6, at Koons Funeral Home in Goodland.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the Edgar Osborn Memorial, and may be left at or mailed to Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main, Goodland, KS  67735-1555.

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