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June Austin

June Austin, 89, of Fountain City, joined her beloved savior on Saturday, September 21.
   She was born November 26, 1923 in Pleasant Hill, Ohio to Merle B. and Cora B. Patterson Ross. She was a 1942 graduate of Eaton High School. She married Francis Austin on October 13, 1945 and shared 58 years of marriage until his death on February 27, 2004.
   June formerly worked at International Harvester and Perfect Circle. She retired from Northeastern High School in 1988 after 22 years of service preparing food in the cafeteria. June never stopped working for the Lord. She was a faithful member of the Fountain City Wesleyan Church and the Golden Years Fellowship. June was an active supporter of Alzheimer’s groups in Richmond and enjoyed reading devotions at Arbor Trace. She was recognized by Richmond Community Schools in 2008 for her 20 years of involvement in the Mentoring Program.
   June will be missed by her sons and daughters-in-law, Larry & Brenda Austin, of Hagerstown; Rex & Suzanne Austin, of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Amy Ryan and her husband, Patrick; Dale Austin and Darin Austin; brother & sister-in-law, Lewis & Suzanne Ross, of Trotwood, Ohio and several nieces & nephews.
   June was preceded in death by her parents, husband, her daughter, Patricia Ann Austin one sister, Joan Ross; and two brothers, Merle Ross, Jr. and Victor Ross.
   A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25, at the Fountain City Wesleyan Church, 5600 US 27 North, Richmond. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
   Family and friends may gather for visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, at the Fountain City Wesleyan Church.
   The Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, Fountain City, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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To the family - You have our sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mother as she was such a special person. She was a cook in the cafeteria when I taught in the Northeastern Schools - many years ago. Sally and Gordon Ricketts

Sally Ricketts Sep 29 2013 12:00 AM

A real Christian lady, nice to all. What a legend to leave her love ones.

        Veronica Stohler

Veronica Stohler Sep 25 2013 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Sue Cross/Mitclell Sep 25 2013 12:00 AM

I am sure sorry to hear of your loss of your Mom. June was a real friend to our Mom as well as to many others. She will certainly be missed. May God comfort you all at this time.

Brian Kenworthy Sep 24 2013 12:00 AM

We will miss June.  We are thinking of you all during this moment of loss.
Susan & Ron Lehman

Susan & Ron Lehman Sep 24 2013 12:00 AM

I am praying for your family in your time of sorrow.

Becky Wren Sep 23 2013 12:00 AM

June was a role model.  I saw her faithful devotion to the Lord throughout the years, and I want to finish strong in my faith as she did.  We often discussed the Bible which she read faithfully, and she was sharing devotions at the soup kitchen and Arbor Trace almost to the end.  I will miss her prayer support because she was a prayer warrior that prayed for me.  I was blessed to have her in my life, and I will miss our times of sharing Jesus with each other.

Janet Wise Sep 23 2013 12:00 AM

I appreciated the friendship I had with your mother throughout the years.  I so enjoyed her cards and calls after moving to Florida 8 years ago.  She was just an inspiration to me with her faith and perseverance to the very end.  She loved to talk about all of you but also enjoyed listening to my family stories.  I will miss her.  Debbie in Spring Hill, FL

Debbie Weadick Sep 23 2013 12:00 AM