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Etta McBride Osgood

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 8:03 a.m. CDT

Etta McBride Osgood, age 99, passed away on Wednesday November 6, 2013 at the home of her daughter, Mildred Glass, in Macon, GA.

Etta was the daughter of Preston E. McBride and Frances (Leeson) McBride and spent her childhood and most of her married life in Clarke County, Iowa. Etta and her twin sister Cora Alice McBride were very close while growing up. They did everything together, including dating and marrying brothers and having a double wedding in Bethany, MO.

Etta was united in marriage to Gernie Russell Osgood in 1934 and four children blessed this union. For 36 yrs. they lived on a farm near Liberty in Clarke County, IA. Upon retirement they moved to Pompano Beach, FL.

Etta was a hard working farmer’s wife; growing and canning fruits and vegetables, and baking homemade pastries. She took great pleasure in helping others, and was a member of the Liberty Ladies-Aid group during her earlier married years. Making quilts and giving them to friends and family was her favorite pastime.

Her memory is honored by her son, Keith Osgood and wife Brenda of Silver Springs, FL; daughter, Mildred Glass and husband Orie of Macon, GA; and daughter, Betty Berg and husband Brian of Lakeville, MN; 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Etta is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Russell; infant daughter, Cathy Joan; brothers, Frank McBride and Robert McBride; twin sister, Cora Alice Osgood; grandsons, Ralph Osgood and Joseph Busby and great-great granddaughter, Kamryn Suttell.

At Etta’s request she will be cremated in Macon, GA and her ashes will be laid to rest next to her husband Russell Osgood at a future date.

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