Eileen Lucille Osborne

Female 1920 - 2011  (91 years)


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  • Name Eileen Lucille Osborne 
    Born 9 Feb 1920  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 May 2011  Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I546  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 29 May 2011 

    Family Floyd Nathan Hennessee,   b. 1 Nov 1918, Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1997, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 0___ 1940  (Florence, Alabama) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Walter Charles "Walt" Hennessee
     2. Floyd Nathan "Chip" Hennessee, Jr.,   b. 3 Sep 1949, (Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1967, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     3. Thomas Terry "Terry" Hennessee
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F213  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Feb 1920 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 0___ 1940 - (Florence, Alabama) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 May 2011 - Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 

    • Feb. 9, 1920 - May 26, 2011

      She was preceded in death by her son, Floyd "Chip" Hennessee. She is survived by her two sons, Walter Hennessee and his wife, Joan, and Terry Hennessee and his wife, Larise; three grandsons, David, Stephen and Joshua Hennessee; and six great-grandchildren.

      Eileen was born in Massachusetts and moved to Alabama after marrying her first husband.

      Eileen worked on Redstone Arsenal from 1956 until her retirement in 1986, and was the secretary to every chief of staff, beginning with Col. Zierdt at Army Ballistic Missile Agency. She was presented the Sustained Superior Performance award. Her activities included Blood Program coordinator for RSA, Director of AUSA and founder of Women in Action, Toastmistress Club and promoting numerous women's causes on RSA and in the community.

      Gen. Barkley said one time, "Eileen put the whistle in the missile." Eileen was on the Board of the Senior Center for many years. She always enjoyed a good game of bridge.

      Visitation will be at Spry Funeral Home Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. with the service following at 11 a.m. Father Bryan Jerabek will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Still Serving Veterans organization

  • Sources 
    1. [S48527] Walter Charles Hennessee | 15 Oct 1991 | Telephone Interview | WaltHennessee@aol.com.

    2. [S752] Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974 for Floyd Nathan Hennessee, Jr.