Gladys Marie (Pruitt) Osborn was born in Deer, Arkansas on January 9, 1924. She passed away surrounded by loved ones on June 22, 2017 in Holdenville, Oklahoma at the age of 93. She was the sixth of nine children. Gladys came to Oklahoma in a covered wagon at less than one year old to Crowder, then rode the train to the Wetumka area where she lived the rest of her life.
She married Uyless Osborn on July 24, 1941. They had two children, William Ronald who passed away in 2016 and Karen Sue who passed away in 2012. Gladys and Uyless were married almost 56 years before he passed away June 15, 1997.
Gladys was a hard-working woman and farmer’s wife. She had many talents: gardening, quilting, sewing, canning, cooking, fishing, and working in the peanut field. She spent her spare time working at Fairview School and Seamprufe. In later years, she enjoyed going to the Senior Citizen Center to visit with friends, quilt, and play bingo. She became a Christian in the 1950s and was a member of the Wetumka Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School for many years.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Claude and Julia Pruitt; her siblings Flossie, Lonnie, Florence, Lewell, Madge, and Junior; her husband Uyless; her children Ronald and Sue; and granddaughters-in-law Kim and Robin.
She is survived by her sister Betty Jo Osborn (Roy); brother Doug Pruitt (Sylvia); daughter-in-law Phyllis Osborn; grandchildren Ron Osborn (Melanie), Steve Huff (Desiree), Betty Johnson (Steve), Rusty Huff (Kerry); great-grandchildren John Osborn (Michelle), Ronnie Osborn (Valarie), Kayleigh Linderholm (Dave), Heather Huff, Amanda Lampkin (William), Rachel Huff, Stephanie Johnson, Ethan Huff, Laura Huff, Garrett Huff, and Nick Glenn (Cassie); great-great-grandchildren Dakota, Elizabeth, Amber, Hunter, Cody, Luke, and Lexi; and many other family members and friends.
Funeral services for Gladys will be held at 10:30am on June 27, 2017 at the Wetumka Church of Christ in Wetumka, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at Wetumka Cemetery under the direction of Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home.