Mary Austin

Mary M. (Furr) Austin

Mellott - Mary Margaret (Furr) Keller Austin, 90, of Mellott died at 11:50 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital, Lafayette.

Mary was born on September 1, 1922 in Wallace. She was the daughter of the late Luke and Georgia (Fleming) Furr. She grew up and attended school in Wallace, moving to Mellott in 1944.

Mary married Vernell Woodrow Keller on August 10, 1938 in Covington. He preceded her in death in November, 1976. She later married Russell Austin on September 17, 1983 in Mellott. He preceded her in death in 1989.

Mary worked as a tester at Radio Materials Corp. in Attica. She was a member of the Mellott Community Church. She enjoyed working puzzle books, gardening, cooking. She loved being outdoors and with her family.

She leaves behind a daughter, Virginia Pattengale, Mellott; three sons, David (wife-Brenda) Keller, Mellott, Michel (wife-Patricia) Keller, Chalmers and Vernon (wife-Sue) Keller, Bunker Hill; a sister, Florence Epperson, Winter Haven, FL; two brothers, Eugene (wife-Ann) Furr, Danville, IL and Billy Furr, Crawfordsville; 18 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 8 great great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by twin sons, Keith & Kenneth Keller, two grandchildren, Denise McMurtrie & Scot Pattengale, four brothers and four sisters.

Friends may call at the Mellott Community Church on Saturday, May 11th from 12:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Richard Carty officiating. Burial will follow in the Newtown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mellott Community Church.

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Published in the Journal & Courier from May 7 to May 8, 2013