Anthony D Osborn

Anthony D Osborn, 54, of Shawnee, KS passed away May 30, 2022, at home. Memorial services will be held from 4pm – 8pm, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Culinary Center of Kansas City, Overland Park, KS.

Anthony was born June 30, 1967, in Kansas City, MO to Jerry D Osborn and Martha Chaney Johnson. Anthony graduated from Clinton Senior High School, Clinton, MO in 1985. He attended Southwest Missouri State University. Anthony personified the term, “Zest for Life”. He never, ever, met a stranger and loved everyone. Lighting up a room with his fun-loving personality, sense of humor, smile, and infectious laugh, was second nature to him.

Much of Anthony’s adult life was spent working in the food service industry where he made many of his lifelong friends. He was a loving husband, son, brother, and uncle. Anthony will be missed by all of his aunts, uncles, cousins, step-brothers and sisters, step-nieces and nephews, and a multitude of friends.

He was preceded in death by: grandparents, Roma D and Alta Osborn and V.A. and Orel Chaney; and step-father, Joe C. Johnson, Jr.

Survivors include: husband, Brent Grider; father, Jerry D Osborn and his wife, Linda; mother, Martha Johnson; brother, Matt Osborn and his wife, Carla; and nephew, Landon Osborn.

Because of his love for toys and his hobby of collecting, donations to the Toys for Tots in his name would make him extremely happy. If you plan to attend the Celebration of Life and want to bring a toy, please do. Any photos or memories you have to share, we will gladly include in his memory book.

Anthony, you will never be forgotten!


  1. Lisa rivera on June 3, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    I have no words to describe the comedy duo we were in our Fedora days. I love you so much and will miss you terribly. And I’ll watch over Brent for you.

  2. Cindy Harrison-Cates on June 3, 2022 at 12:16 pm

    Anthony was a ray of sunshine in every life he touched! We were friends from very young and all the way through high school. We used to play at the country club by the pool when we were small. We would drape towels over the round tables to make forts…where we played with our toys! His love for Barbies goes way back!! ? Thank you for always being you Anthony, and for teaching everyone around you to be true to themselves!! You will be loved and missed until we come together again in heaven my friend! Fly high!! Hug my dad for me!! My condolences and love to Brent, Matt, Martha, Jerry, and all who loved & cherished him!! You were a bright light and your flame was extinguished much too soon!!

  3. Nancy Rhymes on June 3, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    Anthony – such a sweet soul. When my family lived in Minnesota, we would always stop to see Aunt Alta in Clinton, MO on our way to Missouri.
    Anthony would be there spending the night with his grandma & oh what fun we had visiting .He loved my kids & they always asked if Anthony would be there?
    Love you cousin – hope you are having a reunion with Bud ?

  4. Bob Helvey on June 3, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    We are church friends of Jerry and Linda. It was not that long ago that Jerry was explaining Anthony’s personality in lighting up a room and never meeting a stranger. He apparently accepted everyone as they are without judgment. We need more people to live and love this way. God bless and comfort friends and family. – Bob & Marilyn Helvey, Louisville

  5. John and Donna Stivers on June 3, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Jerry and Linda, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Anthony. We are sending prayers of comfort your way.
    John and Donna Stivers

  6. Paul Barbee on June 3, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    We’re so very sorry for your loss??

  7. Joyce (Owens) Cordray on June 4, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Our thoughts and prayers to family and all his friends

  8. Martha Boucher on June 4, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    We are so lucky to have Jerry in our life, I wish we had known Anthony better, but enjoyed meeting him the times we did. There was always lots of laughter when our families were together! Linda and Jerry have enjoyed many happy times with their mixed families, memories they will always have. We love you Jerry and Linda. Ken & Marty

  9. Cheryl Dorris on June 4, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    Brent, please know you are not alone as you walk through this journey. You have so many people who love you and are reeling with you. Anthony will be deeply missed, but you wrote your names on each other’s hearts, and that’s where they will remain. Always. Our thoughts and hearts go out to you, your families and everyone who was touched by his beautiful soul. We wish for you peace and a quiet heart.

  10. Germaine Wilson on June 5, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    So sorry Martha and Jerry and families. Words are not enough. Prayers, hugs and much love to you all.

  11. Cheryl Bowers on June 5, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    Martha, Jerry and family,
    So sorry to hear of Anthony’s passing. May your memories bring you much comfort and peace at this difficult time.

  12. Richard and Janet long on June 5, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Life can be very hard at times like this. I pray you find peace and joy as you look back at the time you had with Anthony. Again Jerry I’m so sorry and may God bless you and your family in this sad time.

  13. Josh ‘Baby Gosh’ Roberts on June 5, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    I grew up with Anthony as my neighbor but he was infinitely more than a neighbor. He was a bonus older brother that unbeknownst to him, taught me so much about humanity that has served me well as I have pursued endeavors outside of the small town zip code we became connected in. This hits home, I think more than I even realize. You were always a beacon of light Anthony, even though I’m sure you were dealing with inner struggles like we all endure whatever the nature of those struggles may have been. Unlike so many others, I have nothing but fond memories of you and am so thankful for that. The only negative I have now is that Matt is the only one left!!! ?.

  14. Anne tanner on June 5, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Anthony was always a ray of sunshine!

  15. Ann Drury on June 5, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Martha and Jerry
    I am shocked and so very sad for your loss. Anthony was such a neat kid. I will keep you and your families in my thoughts and prayers ??

  16. Kelly Williams on June 5, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Martha & Jerry, I’m so so sorry for your loss your in my heart & prayers!

  17. Melody (Bigler) Paddock on June 6, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    Martha, Jerry, Matt and family, I am so sorry to hear about Anthony. I have so many memories from when we were kids growing up together in the neighborhood! He will be missed!!

  18. Tara Richardson on June 6, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Remembering his unique way with a one liner followed by a laugh makes me smile.
    May peace be with you all in this time of loss.

  19. Brad Barbee on June 7, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Anthony was always full of life, a natural comedian, and someone who could lift others’ spirits. My family’s condolences to Brent and the entire Osborne family.

  20. Matt Mitchell on June 8, 2022 at 11:53 am

    Martha, Jerry, Matt and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
    Anthony was always smiling and fun going.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  21. Cyndi (Ellis) Hoberg on June 12, 2022 at 6:05 am

    Martha, Jerry, and Matt, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I have so many fond memories of Anthony from my childhood. I wish we had stayed in touch after high school. He was such a fun person and always made me laugh. Hug each other for me.

  22. ROB BARE on June 15, 2022 at 10:13 am

    Martha, Jerry, & Matt,

    So many memories from when we were kids, hide and seek in the neighborhood, all the trips to the cabin at Pomme De Terre. You and Jerry were my second set of parents and Matt and Anthony my brothers. We did almost everything together. I am so sorry for your loss, and will keep you all in my prayers.

    East Jefferson Street Gang Forever!
    Love you guys,

  23. M Nettelblad on November 17, 2023 at 4:28 pm

    Dear Anthony,
    I miss you still. That will never stop, even after I’m gone too.

    I know you’re a part of the sun, the stars and the moon
    and the gentle breeze within it.

    I still love you.

    Amanda (“Pawdner”)

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