Elizabeth "Betty" Stanley Hutt Osborne

Obituary Notice

Elizabeth "Betty" Stanley Hutt Osborne, age 63, formerly of Little Rock, died Thursday, October 14, 2004, at her home in Hot Springs, surrounded by family. She was born and raised in Pine Bluff and graduated from Pine Bluff High School. She attended Christian College in Columbia, Missouri, then returned to Pine Bluff to work for Simmons Bank. It was during this time she met and married Jim Osborne. The couple moved to Little Rock, where she and Jim raised their two daughters, Elizabeth and Martha. Betty was a volunteer with the Doctors' Hospital Auxiliary and the American Red Cross. She was a great cook who enjoyed entertaining friends and family. Favorite family memories center around holiday traditions and weekends at the lake. 

Betty is survived by her husband Jim Osborne of Hot Springs; daughters Elizabeth Connery and husband Michael of Little Rock, and Martha Alexander and husband Michael of Little Rock; and five grandchildren, Kathleen, Mason and Ella Grace Connery and Rose and Ellis Alexander. Betty is survived by one brother, Lara Hutt III and wife Bettye Jean of Pine Bluff, and one sister-in-law Ruby Bush and husband Mike of Hot Springs. Betty leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to cherish her memory. 

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Loretta, Brenda and Elena of St. Joseph's Mercy Hospice. 

There will be a visitation at Ruebel Funeral Home from 5 to 7 pm Sunday October 17th. A memorial service will be held at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 20900 Chenal Parkway, Monday, at 11 am, officiated by The Reverend Canon Peggy Bosmyer. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 North University Avenue, Little Rock 72203, or St. Joseph Mercy Hospice, 300 Werner Street, Hot Springs 71901, or the American Diabetes Association, 212 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock 72205, or your favorite charity.

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  • Michael & Martha, You are in my thoughts and prayers during the difficult time. May the Lord give you the strength you need during the coming weeks.
    Paula Allen
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: pallen3333@sbcglobal.net
  • Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are with you in the loss of your loved one.
    William & Betty Jones
    Pine Bluff, Arkansas
    Email: bjones15@myway.com
  • I knew Martha from college and I had met her mother on several occasions. She was a wonderful lady who always had a smile. I am so sorry for your family's loss. I pray for your family during this rough time.
    Missy Meredith-Silverman
    Suisun, California formely of Jacksonville, Arkansas
    Email: missyandlarry2673@sbcglobal.net
  • Lara and Bettye Jean, So sorry for your loss. I did not find out in time for the visitation. "Rufus" and I extend our condolences.
    Thomas Madding, Jr. 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Our deepest sympathy goes out to Betty's family. May God grant them peace in the knowledge that Betty is safe in His arms.
    Doug, Jennifer, Robby, Ryan and Adam Jones 
    South Bend, Indiana