Edna M. "Grandma" Austin
Edna M. "Grandma" Austin, 98, of Texico
died 6:15 p.m. Aug. 30, 2005, at her home.
She was a former pie baker at Austin's Restaurants.
Mrs. Austin was born Feb. 27, 1907, in rural
Mt. Vernon to Roston and Lily Mae (King) Minor.
She married Berthyl Austin Dec. 23, 1923, in Mt. Vernon;
he preceded her in death Oct. 21, 1975.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at
Panther Fork Missionary Baptist Church.
John Ashby and Bryan Austin will officiate.
Burial will follow in Panther Fork Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Osborn
Funeral Home in Dix and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Saturday at the church.
Mrs. Austin is survived by sons Bert Austin Jr. and
Alice of San Jose, Calif., R.C. Austin and Effie Mae of
Dix and Lavern Austin and Betty of Mt. Vernon; daughters
Velma Ullery of Texico and Patricia Connaway of Pinckneyville;
daughters-in-law Marjorie B. Austin of Granite City and
June Austin of Texico; 22 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren;
18 great-great-grandchildren; and sisters Oleta French of
Mt. Vernon, Maxine Donoho of Salem, Merlene Smith of Dyersburg, Tenn.,
and Lily Wilson and Mary Smith, both of Mt. Vernon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sons
Waymon and Marvie Austin; a son-in-law, Earl Ullery; grandsons
Harold Connaway and Bryan E. Austin; a great-grandson, Michael Saupe;
sisters Clara Myers, Greta Lowery and Dolly Simmons; and brothers
Raymond Minor and Clifford Minor.
Mrs. Austin attended George College and Zion and Harmony grade
schools in Jefferson County. She was the oldest living member
of Panther Fork Missionary Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at
Panther Fork Church or to the Hospice of the Good Samaritan
and will be received at the funeral home at any time.
For more information, you may contact Osborn Funeral Home
in Dix at 266-7231.
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson