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Shirley R. (Osburn) Presnell

February 27, 1937 ~ August 18, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Shirley Presnell Obituary


Surrounded by those she loved, Shirley R. Presnell, 86, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, August 18, 2023.

She was born to Clarence "Pete" and Audrey Osburn on February 27, 1937 in Craigmont Idaho, the oldest of six children. Shirley grew up in Craigmont and graduated from Craigmont High School in 1955. In 1957, she married the love of her life, James "Biddy" Presnell.

They enjoyed raising their five children on the family farm outside of Craigmont before moving back to town. Mom later worked at the Wood-N-Joy Toy factory in Craigmont for several years, which she really enjoyed. She later traveled with her husband as he worked in construction.

Mom's greatest joy was being at home with her family. She is survived by her son, Kenny of Craigmont, her four daughters, Marla and Robert Thomason of Craigmont, Carla and Richard Hoffman of Winchester, Darla and David Coursey of Craigmont, and Deanna and Dana Thomason of Craigmont. Her sister, Kay Osburn, of Craigmont and two brothers, Jim and Leanne Osburn of Lewiston and Chuck and Dixie Osburn of Lewiston.

Mom was blessed to have her loving son, Kenny, who lived with her and took care of her for the past few years. She felt fortunate to have many grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

Mom was truly loved by her family who she was always there for. Mom was loved by all who knew her and will be remembered for her friendly and cheerful personality, always smiling.

Mom was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Biddy of 63 years, her brothers, Darrel and Gene Osburn, and her grandson, Colby Thomason.

Per mom’s request, there will be no service and she will be laid to rest with her husband at Fletcher Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Send condolences to the family at

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