James “Jim” Boone. Special friend of the late Larry Eaton. Loving brother of David (Gloria) Osburn and Becky (Michael) Berheide. Cherished uncle of Lindsay Luke, Aaron (Cortney) Osburn, Bailey (Ryan) Yahraus, Brian (Lauren) Berheide and John Berheide. Beloved great uncle of Andrew Luke, Parker, Camryn and Kendall Osburn, Connor and Tylor Yahraus, Miles and Henry Berheide. Preceded in death by his parents Robert and Helen Osburn and his great niece Maggie Jo Yahraus.
Jim was an avid music lover his entire life, which led to piano lessons in his youth, band, choral and musical theatre performances in his high school and college years, and performing at Carnegie Hall with the May Festival Singers in his post-college years. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Music Education degree and taught high school music for a few years before landing a job in the music library at the University of Cincinnati. In 2006, he retired from the University of Cincinnati and traveled a bit before settling into relaxing and attending plays and concerts with friends and family. His love for animals brought him several beloved pets throughout his life and led to his advocacy for all animals in need.
Passed away on Saturday November 25, 2017. Age 71 years.
Visitation 11 AM Thursday November 30th until time of Funeral Service at 1 PM, at the Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, The American Diabetes Association, The Humane Society or The Human Rights Campaign.