Barbara Ann Franus Osborne

Barbara Ann Franus Osborne, 79, of Ellwood City, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2015. Born in Ellwood City on February 23, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Aloysius and Patience (Strouse) Franus. Barbara was a graduate of Lincoln High School class of 1955 and loved keeping up with former classmates. Barbara led a colorful and vibrant life. She served on many committees during her life time and she enjoyed many activities and creative endeavors. She lived for her family and friends. And though she made a life for quite some time in South Florida, Barbara was always an Ellwood girl at heart. She was passionate and dedicated to service to this hometown community of friends, neighbors and family that she so loved. Barbara is survived by her son, Patrick Ottaviani (Amy) of Ellwood City, her daughter Kimberly Ottaviani Johnson (Steve), of Hollywood, Florida, two grandchildren, Evan Ottaviani (Jessica), Eryn Ottaviani (Kris) and a great grandchild, Maddox Main, all of Ellwood City, a brother Patrick Mickey Franus (Carol) of Austintown, Ohio as well as cherished cousins, nieces, nephews, and devoted life long friends, many of whom were like family. Friends will be received on Saturday, September 26th from 2:00 pm until the time of the blessing service at 4:00 pm at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport. Interment will take place in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Donations can be made in celebration of Barbara's life to the Ellwood City Public Library, 415 Lawrence Ave., Ellwood City, PA 16117 or to the St. Baldrick's Foundation at stbaldricks.org.


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carmelita rankin

2015-09-30 00:00:00

keeping you close in caring thoughts and prayers..rest in peace..


Donita

2015-09-24 00:00:00

Hi Kim, thinking of you and sending you lots of love. I see so much of your Mom in you. xx Donita


Cora deLoia

2015-09-24 00:00:00

barb,
You were like a second mother to me growing up.Thank you for the memories. May you rest in peace.


Cora deLoia

2015-09-24 00:00:00

barb,
You were like a second mother to me growing up.Thank you for the memories. May you rest in peace.


Lynn and John Serdy

2015-09-24 00:00:00

Prayers and hugs Kim, Steve and the rest of the family. Love you Barb and all the precious memories. You
will be missed!


Carole and Richard Vercoe

2015-09-24 00:00:00

Sometimes there are no words to express the feelings of the heart. You and Steve are in our thoughts and prayers.


Susan Vogler

2015-09-24 00:00:00

We fondly adopted you as Aunt Barbara when you moved back from Florida and have enjoyed having you as a part of our family! What fun at all of the family events!! I personally will miss the fun you and I always had testing all of the yummy foods at family events! Rest well Aunt Barbara and know we loved you! When you see my mom in heaven please give her a hug for me! I love you!


Cheryl Franus

2015-09-24 00:00:00

I'm missing you already my friend but so thankful to have cherished you as one of the best gifts Jerry ever gave me when we married.


Mary Kay & John Gentile

2015-09-24 00:00:00

We'll sorely miss a great friend, our former "roommate". She was ready and left us on her terms. We'll miss the laughter most.


patsy looney shumaker

2015-09-23 00:00:00

We are very sorry for your loss. Barbara and the Looneys and the strouses had a great growing up together. Many good times were had by all of us. She is in God's hands now and she is safe and comforted. We sure loved her. She will be really missed.


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