Donna S. Osbourne, 79, of Geneseo, died Monday, March 5, 2018, at Good Samaritan, in Geneseo. A funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 12 at St. Malachy Catholic Church. Fr. Michael Pakula will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. A visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 11 at Vandemore Funeral home & Crematory, in Geneseo, where a scripture service will be held at 7 p.m. Memorials may be left to St. Malachy’s Catholic School.

Donna S. Osbourne, 79, of Geneseo, died Monday, March 5, 2018, at Good Samaritan, in Geneseo. A funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 12 at St. Malachy Catholic Church. Fr. Michael Pakula will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. A visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 11 at Vandemore Funeral home & Crematory, in Geneseo, where a scripture service will be held at 7 p.m. Memorials may be left to St. Malachy’s Catholic School.

Donna was born Aug. 9, 1938, in Hannibal, Mo., the daughter of George and Christine (Ragar) White. She graduated from Hannibal High School. After high school, she attended Truman State College, in Kirksville, Mo.; Augustana College; and then graduated from Western Illinois University with her degree in education. Donna was united in marriage to Jack E. Osbourne on June 7, 1958, in Hannibal, Mo. Jack preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 2009.

Donna taught in a one-room school house in Keokuk, Iowa, and later taught school in Carbon Cliff. She also taught second grade at Colona Elementary School for many years. Donna then served as principal of St. Malachy’s Catholic School for 17 years. After her retirement from St. Malachy’s, Donna became the principal of Lyle Elementary, in Kewanee. She continued to teach as a substitute, after her time as principal, up until last year. Donna was a member of BPW, Christian Family Movement, Cursillo, and has been active in the Parents’ Club at St. Malachy’s. She enjoyed shopping and cooking in her spare time.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Michael (Kathryn) Osbourne, of Omaha, Neb.; and Dr. Jeffrey (Sandra) Osbourne, of Hartland, Wis.; daughters, Teresa Haskins, of Cambridge; and Pam (Dave) Watkins, of Geneseo; along with her 12 grandchildren: Roger Haskins Jr., Erica Haskins, Christopher Schultz, Jesse Watkins, Benji Watkins, Katie Watkins, Mary Osbourne, Kristine Osbourne, David Osbourne, Ashley Osbourne, Travis Osbourne and Tara Osbourne; and her two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Wyatt Dugger. Donna also is survived by her brothers, Gary (Linda) White, of Maryland; Jim (Joyce) White, of Arkansas; Dave (Lori) White, of Hannibal, Mo.; Danny (Karen) White, of Hannibal, Mo.; and Paul (Debbie) White, of Hannibal, Mo.; and her sister, Cindy Hancock, of Monroe City, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Christine; a granddaughter, Stephanie Schultz; and by a brother and sister.