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Friday November 1st, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Memorial Service

Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel
Friday November 1st, 2019
2:00pm - 2:30pm

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Joan "Mama Jo" Osborn

Joan "Mama Jo" Osborn, 80, of Sylva, passed away Friday morning October 25, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Hazel Jorgenson Hillman, as well as Jim Carlson of Minnesota, Raymond Pint of Iowa and Hilary Osborn of Cherokee. 

Left to cherish her memory;

Her children- Shawn Cahill(Ken) of Bryson City 

                      Rick Pint of Sylva

Grandchildren- Monica, Audrey, Erika 

 Great grandchildren- Jasmine, Chastity, Austin, Shaelyn, Riley and Silas

Great Great Granddaughter- Caroline

Brother- Kenneth Hillman of West Virginia

Nephew- Hollis Hillman (Darla) and his children- Savannah, Alayna, Lilliana and Logan

Also left to cherish her memory is her loving best friend and companion and love of her life

Mama Jo was a loving, caring and giving person, she was a great lady and was a member of United Methodist Church in Cherokee. She loved doing work and donating to the Shriners Hospital as well as volunteering her time for numerous organizations. 

She was a proud Norwegian ! 

A Memorial Service to honor her memory will be held 2:00 PM Friday November 1, 2019 in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with the Revs. Jim Sexton and Steve Phillippi officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm till 2:00 prior to the Service at the Funeral Home

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Jo was such a special person to us. She and Hillary treated us like family from the first time we met and we always had a great time with all the family and friends. Please know we share your sorrow at losing Jo and rejoice that she is in her heavenly home with other loved ones. Poncho and Denise Ballard

deniball4@gmail.com Nov 1 2019 12:00 AM

Jo was always a favorite cousin. We enjoyed so many great visits when we lived in North Carolina, and our yearly visits since then. She will be missed!

Lois Bishop Oct 30 2019 12:00 AM

Phil and I would like to let all of the family know we are keeping Jo in our prayers. She always was special to us and we will never forget her and her kindness. Love to all.

Phil and Joy Knoll Oct 27 2019 12:00 AM

Many years ago I worked with Joan in preparing our Wednesday evening meals at Cherokee United Methodist Church. She was a great cook and appreciated food items brought by others to complete a wonderful meal. We send our sympathy to family and friends. Her smile will always be remembered and missed. Melba and Harold Elders

Harold and Melba Elders, DeLand, FL Oct 26 2019 12:00 AM

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