Adrian Daily Telegram, Sat., April 5, 2008, pg 2A Patricia Osburn Kennel Obit
Age 87, of Tecumseh, died April 4, 2008.She was born July 3, 1920 in Ridgeway Twp., Michigan, the daughter of Raymond Charles and Purnell Adelia (Lowe) Osburn. On September 2, 1944 she married Carl D. Kennel. He survives.
Patricia was graduate of Blissfield County Normal.She was employed as a school teacher in rural areasof Lenawee County for four years. During World War II, she worked at the Willow Run Bomber Plant.She enjoyed playing cards, traveling, and visiting friends. Patricia along with her delicious chocolate chip cookies will be greatly missed.
In addition to her husband Carl, she is survived by two daughters, Nancy (Gordon) Snyder of Adrian, and Susan (James) Switzenberg of Stockbridge; a son, David (Julie) Kennel of Brighton, MI; her grandchildren, Jill (Guy) Foreman of Valpariso, IN, Edward (Becca) Snyder of Ann Arbor, James Jr. (Kimberly) Switzenberg of Stockbridge, Michael (Toni) Switzenberg of Stockbridge, Daniel (Amy) Switzenberg of Gregory, Benjamin (Stephanie) Switzenberg of Jackson, and Andrew Switzenberg of Stockbridge, Shawn (Margaret) Doane of Gregory, and Molly Doane of Albuquerque, NM;12 great grandchildren; a sister, Jean Edwards of Tecumseh; and three sister-in-laws, Pearl Osburn of Tecumseh, Lillian Kritzler of Kenton, OH, and Helen Fairburn of Lima, OH.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Raymond Charles "Chuck" Osburn, James "Jim" Osburn,Jack Osburn, and, Louis Schneider.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Tuesday April 8, 2008 at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh with Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeway Cemetery.
Visitation will also take place Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until time of funeral service.
A reception with food and refreshment in honor of Patricia will follow the graveside committal service.Condolences may be offered to the family at:www.pursefuneralhome.com