Marguerite Austin Young Gillis, 96, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Willard Gillis, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at her residence.
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She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Ida Sears Austin. She was a member of First Christian Church and retired from Austin Greenhouse and Florist. She was a 1935 graduate of Lawrenceburg City High School.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Beverly Salchli, Nida Shouse Clary, Chuck (Jeni) Young, and Michelle (Charlie) Hulette, all of Frankfort, Marguerite (Kevin) Meriwether, Lawrenceburg, and Sarah Young, Frankfort; nine great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; sister, Clarice Moore, Lawrenceburg; niece, Connie Kormanyos, Florida; nephew, Don Moore, Georgia; and two caregivers, Teresa Scanlon and Maria Paramuzova.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Mellwood Young; children, John Allen Young, Vernida "Cissy" Shouse and her husband, Jim Shouse, William Austin "Punker" Young; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Loman.
Funeral services were held Feb. 11 at Gash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jim Wheeler officiating. Burial followed in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.
Published in The Anderson News on Feb. 12, 2014
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322 South Main Street Lawrenceburg, KY 40342-0316