Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Alumni Obituaries

Father Stanley Osborne

Father Stanley
Osborne passed into his eternal life on July 17,2018. Stanley faithfully served as
a priest in the Archdiocese of Louisville for 59 plus years.

He was born in
Louisville January 12, 1933 to Francis D. and Hallie M. Osborne. He graduated
from St. George Catholic grade School, and Flaget High School. He completed his
preparation for his mission in life at St Mary’s Seminary in Kentucky and St
Meinrad major Seminary in Indiana.

His ordination to the
priesthood was at the Cathedral of the Assumption Louisville KY on May 23rd
1959. In his priesthood, he served the following Kentucky parishes: St. John
Vianney Louisville  St. Helens Louisville,
  St Peter and Paul Danville along with
St. Mary Perryville, St. James Elizabethtown, St. Andrew’s Harrodsburg  along with St. Lawrence Lawrenceburg, St.
Edwards Jeffersontown,  St. Vincent
DePaul New Hope along with St. Ann Howardstown, St. John the Baptist Rineyville
along with St. Ambrose Cecilia, in retirement Senior Associate St. James
Elizabethtown and he served lovingly at Nazareth Home where he was in residence
for the past (nearly) five years. He also worked with the Deaf for many years and
was a Hospital Chaplin at Hardin Memorial Hospital Elizabethtown.

Stanley’s sole
mission in life was to be a good servant and to be a good priest to the members
of the many parishes he had been assigned. He continued this ministry at
Nazareth Home where he was a resident. He was an avid reader, with an inquiring
mind and he was always exploring the true meaning of our lives. In spite of his
major health problems over the years, he was resolved to complete his life mission
during his time on this earth. At Nazareth, when he was able, he always
attended the daily mass and encouraged others to join with the members who met
each evening to pray the rosary.

Of course, Stanley
liked the food in the main dining room and the lunch conversations there with
his friends. He enjoyed the privilege of being with all the residents of
Nazareth Home, playing scrabble, chess, and other mind testing activities. He
looked forward to the therapy sessions and the group exercise classes. He received
satisfaction from the meetings with his Psychological/Theological book study
group. When able, he loved meeting with the residents for all the Nazareth
activities including playing bingo..

Stanley was preceded in
death by his parents: Francis D. and Hallie M. Osborne, his sisters: Dora  M. Ray and Corinne O. Bach and his brother
Bernard E. Osborne. He is survived by his brothers: Edward L. Osborne (Sue),
John T. Osborne (Barbara), and Richard F. Osborne (Betty), and many nieces and

The family wishes to
express thanks to Nazareth Home for the many considerations the staff and the
residents have lovingly given to him over the years. A special thanks to all
the members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for the memories they
have  joyously given to Stanley since he
became a member of St. John’s parish in 1992.  
He will be missed by all.