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Dolores Ann Fortner Osborne, 78, of Pleasant Valley, passed to her new life Nov. 26, 2016.
Dolores was born in Monongah, the daughter of the late James and Mary Shank Fortner and a 1956 graduate of Monongah High School. She was employed at Hamilton Electronics, C&P Telephone and Owens-Illinois before becoming a full-time homemaker.
Dolores was a loving mother, grandmother, homemaker and Christian. Dolores enjoyed flower gardening and writing poetry. She also cherished her two granddaughters and the times spent with them, fishing, camping, planting flowers and watching the butterflies. Dolores felt it a joy to help raise these precious children.
Dolores attended the H&H Chapel Methodist Church, where she loved to sing in the choir and write poetry for the bulletins.
She is survived by the love of her life, husband Fred Osborne; sister, Lou Pugh and husband Jim of Richmond, Virginia; daughter, Kim Cain and husband Lennie and daughter, Lynn Ann Baehr and husband Theo of Fairmont; and two grandchildren, Jessica and Kaylee Cheuvront of Fairmont.
Surviving relatives also include aunts Jean Levine of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Betty Potts of Memphis, Tennessee, Bernice Fortner of Fairmont, and Louise Vickers of Morgantown and uncle, June Shank of Grayslake, Illinois; along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may call 1-8 p.m. Monday at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave., Fairmont. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Reverend Tom Shepard of H&H Chapel officiating. Interment will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Courtnie McKnight of Amedisys Hospice Care for her support in Dolores' final days.
Published on November 27, 2016
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