Family Login:

Helen Yeager Osborne
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Saint James Church
    1872 Camp Road
    Charleston, SC 29412

Pause Rose Garden by Bruce H. Zimmerman, composer (ASCAP)
Share This Obituary
Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Helen by adding your memories and photos.


Send Flowers
 Local Florists

Memories & Candles

“My mother, Dorothy Yeager Walsh-Farrell, was Helen's first cousin. They had not seen each other for 50-60 years when she had an opportunity to come...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Helen Siefke - Arcadia, CA

“Our condolences for the passing of Ms. Osborne, to Denise and Wayne and the whole family. God's peace be with you. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Charles & Jody Muldrow - SC

“Denice & Wayne , We are so sorry for the loss of you mom, sure did love her very much, I am glad her & Uncle Wayne will be reunited together , as...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Greg &Glenda Costello - Mayflower, AR

“Very sorry to learn of this great loss to the family and her many friends. She was always kind to me over the many years I knew her through Ricky &...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: ROY DEHAVEN - Charleston, SC

“Dear Denise and Wayne, my heart is heavy for the loss of your Mom. I loved her so. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Jackie Bradford - Little Rock, AR

“Denice and Wayne and all of your extended family, I will be keeping you in my prayers and close to my heart.She will be missed by many and I will...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Gloria Purcell - Charleston, SC

“I loved Aunt Helen dearly. My prayers are with all the family. Much love. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Shelia Duch - Texarkana, TX

Helen Yeager Osborne, 97, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of Charles Wayne Osborne entered into eternal rest Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Her Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Saint James Church, 1872 Camp Road at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Saint James Churchyard. The family will receive friends Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Helen was born February 8, 1920 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of the late Henry William Yeager and Ruth Butt Yeager. She was a graduate of Murray High School. She worked in the Naval Intelligence Division of the Naval Shipyard during and after World War II until deciding to stay home to raise her two children.

Helen is survived by her son, C. Wayne Osborne, Jr. (Christine) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; daughter, Denice O. Jones (Ricky) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; four grandchildren: Charles Wayne Osborne III (Mandy), Kyle Sumner Osborne (Maybre), Emily Ruth Jones and Reed Pearson Jones; two great-grandchildren: Chase Osborne and McKay Osborne; and brother, Harry "Ted" W. Yeager III (Paula). She was predeceased by a sister Ruth Yeager Zundel and brothers; Harry W. Yeager, Jr., Stanley E. Yeager, and Warren H. "Jack" Yeager. She was loved and adored by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, along with her many nieces and nephews, both in Charleston and in Arkansas. Nana loved her family with all her heart.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Celisa Gibbs, her long time friend and caregiver, for her loving care to their mother during her time of need.

Helen was a people person, the highlight of her week would be engaging with her fellow Palm's ladies for social hour and bingo. Helen always enjoyed cooking Sunday dinners for her family. They particularly looked forward to NaNa's fried chicken and okra soup. NaNa loved making Christmas Trash mix and boiled peanuts for her beloved family.