Celebrating the life of

Kathryn R. Osborne

Passed away on April 21, 2021

Kathryn R. Osborne

Kathryn Rothwell Osborne died April 21, 2021. She was born December 6, 1949, the middle of three daughters to William Wilson Osborne and Margaret Louise Rothwell Osborne, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was born in Savannah, GA.  She attended Savannah Country Day School and graduated from Brenau Academy in 1967.

A member of Phi Mu sorority, after attending Brenau University in Gainesville, GA she returned to her home of Savannah where she raised three children and was a member of the Savannah Junior League. As co-owner, in 1987 she helped establish the first Sylvan Learning Center in Savannah and served as its Director until 1999. She was an active volunteer at Meals on Wheels for many years. An accomplished sailor, she won a number of small boat championships in the Penguin class. She also won a number of regattas as crew in the Lightning class including the Lightning District Championship in 1981. She was a co-skipper in the 1978 Charleston to Savannah Ocean Race aboard the Morgan 35 Scalawag. In addition to her affinity for the water, she was also an avid animal lover, fostering and owning countless dogs throughout her life, never turning a stray away from her doorstep.

She was a member of Asbury Memorial Church in Savannah.

Surviving are her children, Joshua Neff McIntosh (Carolyn), Savannah; William Osborne McIntosh (Mackie), Savannah; Kathryn Olivia McIntosh, Six Mile, SC; sisters, Loeta Louise James (Thomas) and Martha Osborne Roux (Rembert); grandchildren, William Lachlan McIntosh, Lachlan Neff McIntosh, Hunter Bailey McIntosh, and Adam Grayson Schamaun; and longtime partner Kelly Bingler Hall.

Memorials may be made to The Humane Society for Greater Savannah at 7215 Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah, GA 31406 or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Online condolences may be offered at

A Private Service will be held at a later date. 




A candle has been lit!

- Heather Henderson, SAVANNAH, GA

I am heartbroken at the loss of Kat-mo. She was a dear friend. She loved her family, her friends, and her critters. So many good times were shared at her house and over meals. Kelly, you were such a good friend to her and I am so glad you were there for her. So sad.

- C. Jo Poston, sav, GA

A candle has been lit!

Such a loss of a good neighbor. My condolences to Katmo’s friends and family. She will be missed by all her human and animal loved ones.

- Kinzie Gordon, Savannah, GA

Kathryn was a beautiful person that I had the honor of knowing. She never came to her appointment with me empty handed. She brought me protein bars, water, candy, coupons, great news paper articles and always a hug. Her love for her family and animals was one of her many amazing qualities. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends. Renee’ Grotheer.

- Keith and Renee, St Augustine, Florida

Heartbroken, will miss her. Blessed to have her in my life, many memories, life lessons, and love. Everyone who knew her has a story to tell. How lucky we are to have shared time. May we all remember kathryn for the wonderful, loving, generous and fun loving person she shared with us. Beautiful family beautiful life. RIP

- Carol Chambers, Savannah, Ga

Kathyrn was smart, fun, and kind. I am fortunate to have known her, prayers for her family. Rest in peace amiga.

- Marlene Vidaurre, Savannah, Georgia

Kathryn was a sweet and steady friend since I met her in the second grade in the old Pape School downtown. Always smiling and laughing then, a laugh that made you happy as well. Will miss her kind soul.

- Scott Backus, Savannah, CHATHAM

Her sweet spirit and smile will be missed. I am thankful she was my friend.

- Liz Bowers Palles, Savannah, Ga

Josh, William and Livvy. I was so sorry to hear about your mom. We shared some great times when we were young. I will always remember her with love.

- Angela McIntosh Mahany, Summerville , SC

Gary and I are saddened my this news. We thought a lot of Kathryn and her family and had lots of fun times when they lived in Richmond Hill.

- Beth Odom, Richmond Hill, Ga

Dear Osborne and McIntosh families. Katherine was a star in the sky that you never knew where she would shine. I’m so sorry to learn of her passing and her spirit will be missed. Special love to Martha.

- Diane Smith Myrick, Savannah, GA

I’m so sorry for your loss. I will always hold Kathryn in high regard. Praying for your family as you walk through this season.

- Elizabeth Greer, Roswell, Georgia

Kathryn was a kind and fun soul. I met her through Carol Chambers and she instantly made me feel like an old friend. I especially remember celebrating a Kentucky Derby at her house complete with hats and cocktails! My condolences to the family.

- Nancy McConnell, Sylva, NC

Condolences to family and Kelly. Kathryn was a close friend with my Savannah friend Carol Chambers; she always welcomed Carol's friends and made us feel at home when we visited Savannah. She will be missed

- Paula Pugh, Warner Robins , Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel