ELIZABETH M. AUSTIN - EAST MIDDLEBURY - Elizabeth M. Austin, 98, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. She was born Aug. 13, 1915, in Cornwall, the daughter of Roy and Carrie Hunt Palmer. She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Wayne G. Austin, on May 25, 1997. Elizabeth and her husband served in several churches in Vermont. She is survived by three daughters, Janice Rathbun and Maurice of Westford, Nancie Austin-Bradley and Blair of Berlin, Gail Morton of Townsend, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at East Middlebury United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Prospect Cemetery in East Middlebury in the spring. Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol will be in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to East Middlebury United Methodist Church, East Middlebury, VT 05740; Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495; or Smile Train, PO Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Jan. 26, 2014