Martha Hupp Osborne

Friday, July 22, 2011

Martha Hupp Osborne, 89, of Keswick, Va. departed this life on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Charlottesville Health and Rehabilitation Center in Charlottesville, Va. Born Nov. 6, 1921, in Marshall, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur B. Hupp Sr. and Dosha Susan Rector Hupp. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilson Osborne of Roanoke, Va.

Martha grew up in Marshall and graduated from the University of Missouri where she was a member of Delta Gamma Women's Fraternity. She served in the American Red Cross in Chicago during World War II. She received a library degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign. She later worked as the librarian at Marshall High School and Raytown High School both in Missouri. She was a devoted member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood for many years. She moved to Virginia in 1982 and lived in Roanoke with her husband until his passing. In 2004, she moved to Keswick to be closer to family.

Martha is survived by two older brothers, Wilbur Hupp of Clinton and Alfred Hupp, and Alfred's wife Virginia, of Marshall. She also leaves behind two stepsons, Richard W. Osborne of Tampa, Fla., and R. Byron Osborne of Keswick, Va. She was grandmother to Lindsey, Laura, Matthew, Ben and Luke Osborne. She also leaves behind a niece, Nancy Blossom of Spokane, Wash., and a nephew, Alfred Hupp Jr. of Kansas City. Additionally, two grandnieces: Libby Blossom of Spokane, Wash., and Marcy Hupp of Olympia, Wash. Two grandnephews: Andy Blossom of Richmond, Va., and James Hupp of Washington, D.C. She also leaves behind many friends in both Missouri and Virginia.

As per Martha's wishes, funeral services will be held in Marshall at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home Monday, July 25. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. with a chapel funeral service beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at Ridge Park Cemetery, also in Marshall. Memorials may be made to Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall. Friends may sign the online register book at

Though small in stature, Martha was strong in spirit and a true lady in every sense of the word. She will be greatly missed.

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