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Madelyn Osborne Flesher

   Madelyn Osborne Flesher, 91, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 in Denton following a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 at the  First Presbyterian Church of Vernon with Rev. Dave Treat, pastor, officiating. He will be assisted by Dr. Isaac Butterworth, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Wichita falls. Entombment will be in Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
   Madelyn Grace Weeth was born Dec. 29, 1922, in Vernon, a daughter of the late Gilbert and Eunice Birk Weeth. She married Lloyd Orrin Osborne on Aug. 1, 1945, in Vernon. He preceded her in death on May 20, 2003. She married Dr. Ralph Hines Flesher of Denton on March 17, 2006 and resided in Denton until her death. She graduated from Vernon High School in 1940 and attended Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. on a music scholarship. She graduated from Texas Tech University and did graduate work at Southern Methodist University. While studying in Dallas, she was an associate of the Neiman Marcus sales staff.
   After she and her first husband established Osborne Distributing Company in 1959, she was active in the business until her retirement. She served as choral director of First Presbyterian Church for 15 years and participated in musical activities in the area. She also served on the board of the Red Cross, Camp Fire, Carnegie City-County Library, United Fund, Musician Club, Community Concert, and the Wichita Falls Symphony.
   Surviving are her husband Ralph; a son Dan Lloyd Osborne and wife Susie of Vernon; a daughter Connie Osborne Duffie and husband Andy of College Station; four grandchildren, John Osborne, Lisa Osborne, Andrea Duffie, and Laura Duffie; step-daughter Karen Flesher Hertel and husband Bill of Austin; step-grandchildren Chapin Hertel, Landon Hertel and wife Allyson of Austin, and step-great grandchildren Campbell Hertel and Kimball Hertel of Austin.
   The family will be receiving visitors in the church parlor after the memorial service.
   Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, the Red River Valley Museum, or to a favorite charity.
   Online condolences may be made to the family at


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