Bernard Jerome Osborne

Bernard Jerome Osborne, 96 of Elizabethtown, died Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Allegro Assisted Living. He was a native of Hardin County and a member of St. John Catholic Church. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus in Vine Grove and the American Legion Post #113 and was a Kentucky Colonel. When WWII broke out, BJ served at Godman Army Airfield, deployed to England, and then moved through France and Germany as a clerk and then cryptographer of an Army Air Corps reconnaissance wing. He retired from Osborne Quarry and was a charter member of the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Wyla Mae Hobbs Osborne; his parents, William Leslie "W.L." Osborne, Sr. and Louise Generose Peak Osborne and 10 brothers and sisters, Jimmy Osborne, Paul Osborne, Mac Osborne, Sis Stith, Bill Osborne, Pete Osborne, Aggie Dunn, Anne Spears, Alice Mulhall and Margaret Susan Crady. He is survived by two daughters, Pamela (Tom) Kentfield of Florida and Kathy (Carlos) Smith of Elizabethtown; three grandchildren, Jeremy (Julie) Smith, Lauren (Ryan) Simms and Andrea (Derek) Ball and seven great grandchildren, Logan, Mason and Brennan Ball, Addison and Parker Smith and Keaton and Carson Simms. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church with Rev. Dan Lincoln officiating. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3-8 p.m. and continue Saturday after 9 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home. There will be a Prayer Vigil service at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take donations to Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall/The Veterans Tribute Group, Inc. PO Box 2573, Elizabethtown, KY 42702 or the donor's favorite charity. Condolences may be expressed online at


Friday, February 2, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Saturday, February 3, 2018 starting at 11:00 AM
St. John Catholic Church

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