Funeral Mass Thursday

Ramona Lynn Osgood passed away August 26, 2022, at the age of 69. She was born May 13, 1953 in Geneva, Ill., to Dolores and the late Martin. She was a long-time resident of Elmhurst, contributing to the city first and foremost through her 36 years of teaching at Churchville Middle School, with most of her career focused on being a school counselor. She also at one time was the coach of the Churchville girls’ basketball and volleyball teams. After her retirement from teaching, she continued to contribute to the city by volunteering for the Elmhurst Hospital and acting as a math tutor to adult students who were in pursuit of getting their GED. Ramona was very faithful and was an active member of Visitation Catholic Church, contributing both her vocal talents to the choir and her speaking talents as a lector. Ramona had an incredible capacity for empathy, compassion, and generosity for all persons, and even after her pancreatic cancer diagnosis in December 2018, she never stopped embodying these qualities while still striving to live a quality life of love and service. She was also a proud University of Illinois alumna, achieving the honor of being named to the Bronze Tablet the year of her graduation, 1975, an achievement of her academic excellence. She will be dearly missed by many family members and friends.

Ramona is survived by her husband of 37 years Gary Osgood; she was the loving mother of Megan (Joseph) Doyle, Ryan Osgood and the late Kevin Osgood; loving grandmother of James and Morgan; sister to Rhonda (Steve) Topp.

A visitation was held Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 4-8 p.m. at Elmhurst Community Funeral Home, The Ahlgrim Chapel, followed by a Funeral Mass on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. at Visitation Catholic Church 779 S. York Street, Elmhurst. Internment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Lustgarten Foundation, which supports advances in pancreatic cancer research and treatment. Information provided by Elmhurst Funeral Home, The Ahlgrim Chapel. For info, 630-834-3515 or


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