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Kenneth "K.W." Austin

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Kenneth "K.W." Austin

Kenneth "K.W." Austin

Kenneth, 88, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Butterfield Residential Care Bolivar, MO. He was born in Silver City, Iowa, on Oct. 31, 1925, to Lee and Othel Austin. He graduated from Hartville High School and served in the Navy during WWII. Kenneth was a well-known livestock dealer and operated the Mansfield Livestock Auction, Austin Cash Feed Company, as well as the Diamond Feeder Pig and Hog Auction. As an ordained deacon, he was always active in his local Baptist church, and most recently at Heritage Baptist Church of Bolivar.

He is preceded in death by his first wife Lucille Lindsay Austin and his sisters Katherine Emmerson and Sybil Bowlin.

Kenneth is survived by his wife of 25 years, Carol Chapman Austin, his brother Lee Austin, Jr., his sister Charlotte Austin, his sons Rex and wife Sara and David and wife Judy, as well as 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday February 22, 2014, at Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO, with the burial service following at 3:00 p.m. at Coldwater Cemetery, Wright County, MO. Visitation will be held in the funeral home Friday, February 21, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at: www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideon's International for the purchase and distribution of Bibles. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.

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Funeral Home
Pitts Chapel - of Greenlawn Funeral Homes - Bolivar
316 East Broadway Street  Bolivar, MO 65613
417-326-5211
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Published in the News-Leader on Feb. 21, 2014
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