June 24, 1926 ~ April 30, 2020
Born in: South Boston, Virginia
Resided in: Owensboro, KY
Hilda Osborne Scudder, 93, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in South Boston, Virginia on June 24, 1926 to the late Leander and Mamie Fitts Osborne.
At the age of 16 she was the proof reader for National Geographic Magazine, later went on to work for the Federal government processing Death Benefit Claims for WWII service men and women, and worked for the State Department and traveled with them to Geneva, Switzerland and Brussels, Belgium returning aboard the RMS “Queen Mary” on her last sailing from Europe. Hilda later retired from The State Department where she worked in Administration. She was a member of Western Presbyterian Church in Washington D.C. Hilda enjoyed spending time with her close friends and family, and especially enjoyed family get togethers.
Along with her parents, Hilda is preceded in death by her husband, Frank E. Scudder, Sr., who passed in October of 2016; and her twin sister, Charlotte Rice, who passed in April of 2011.
Hilda is survived by her step-children, Marie Perkins, Dr. Frank E. (Judy) Scudder, Louise (Howard) Brown, and Ellen Franklin; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Private family graveside services will be held in South Boston, Virginia.
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Scudder. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Hilda Osborne Scudder and sign her virtual guest book by going to www.haleymcginnis.com.