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Charles Wesley Osborne, 88 of Blue Springs, MO passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022. He was born June 25, 1933 in Cairo Illinois, son of Rev. David and Hazel Osborne. Charles served his country proudly during the Korean conflict in the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Ruth Ozment on June 12, 1957 in Kansas City, MO. In 1956 Charles began his career as an autobody repair technician. He refined his abilities and became an expert in auto refinishing. In 1979 he opened Charlie’s Body Shop in Blue Springs. His business grew and continues to be one of the most successful auto repair facilities in Jackson County.
Charles was a devoted Christian and attended church his entire life. He was a member of Timothy Lutheran Church. He enjoyed reading the bible and BSF bible study classes. One of his favorite songs was “There’s Something About That Name”.
Charles enjoyed water sports. He owned a variety of boats, and was an avid water skier. He enjoyed spending time at the Lake of The Ozarks with family and friends. At the Ozarks he discovered the world of “All Terrain Vehicles”, and spent time with his friends on riding adventures. He enjoyed working in the yard and kept his homes in beautiful condition. As he neared retirement, he traveled extensively with his wife Ruth, visiting Israel, Australia, China, and almost all of Europe.
In addition to his wife Ruth, Charles is survived by his sons, David and wife Debbie of Blue Springs, Greg and wife Beth of Lee’s Summit, and grandchildren Kaylee and husband Matt Costanzo, Sarah Osborne, and Jessica Osborne. He will be missed by many additional family members, friends, and the Blue Springs community.
A visitation is scheduled for March 8th 2022, from 5:30 to 7:30pm at Timothy Lutheran Church (425 NW RD Mize, Blue Springs, MO 64014). In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Charles’ name to Timothy Lutheran Church of Blue Springs. The family will have a private burial.