Elva Mabel Austin

Elva Mabel Austin

COSHOCTON: Elva Mabel Austin, age 81, of Coshocton, Ohio, passed away at Coshocton Health and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, April 2, 2011.

She was born May 9, 1929, in Mt Eaton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Earl and Alice (Berg) Younker. Elva graduated from Mt Eaton High School in 1947. She then attended the Kent State University where she earned her bachelor's degree in Education in 1951. She was employed by the Coshocton City School District, but had taught in other communities including Cleveland, Ohio, and Columbiana, Ohio. Elva was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Grace United Methodist Women, Wesley Group, Friends of the Library, Ohio Retired Teachers Association, and a volunteer at Books Galore. She had a love for children and teaching, and enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.

On June 27, 1953, she married her devoted husband, Don Austin of Coshocton, Ohio, who survives; also surviving are two daughters, Suzanne Austin (John) Zingg, and Kelly Jo Austin; two granddaughters, Rachel Elizabeth Zingg, and Katie Michelle Zingg; one sister, Eris Landaw; and several nieces and nephews.

Elva is preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Jane Younker.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church with Pastor Craig Redecker officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Laurens Cemetery in Bolivar, Ohio at 2:00 p.m. There will be a brief graveside service. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Given-Dawson Funeral Home in Coshocton, Ohio.

Donations can be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 422 Walnut St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812, Hopewell Industries, 637 Chestnut St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812, or Hopewell School, 23720 Airport Road, Coshocton Ohio 43812. An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawsonfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Home

Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home
186 Park Ave Coshocton, OH 43812
(740) 622-1711

Published in the Coshocton Tribune on Apr. 5, 2011