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Friday, September 22, 2017

Marie E. Austin, 77, of Millport, PA

Marie E. Austin
“beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister”

Marie E. Austin, 77, of Millport, PA, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017, in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a lengthy illness.

Born on November 27, 1939 in Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of Roy and Adah Welton Kemp. On May 10, 1956 in Shinglehouse, she married Daniel N. “Dan” Austin, Sr., who survives.

Marie attended Shinglehouse schools. She, along with her husband, still own and operate the family dairy farm, which they have for many years. In addition to the farm, she was also employed at the former Double U Truck Stop and Restaurant in Ceres, N.Y., was employed as a chambermaid at the former Castle Inn in Olean, and later Marie worked at Burger King in Olean, at the former Burger King in Shinglehouse, and also at the former Deb’s Diner in Shinglehouse.

Marie loved family bonfires, watching family home videos, mowing her yard, and going for Jeep rides. Her greatest love was her family.

Surviving besides her husband of 61 years are three children, Daniel N. (Elaine) Austin, Jr. of Shinglehouse, and Merle E. (Hannah) Austin and Christene M. Mark) Gibble, both of Millport; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Norma (Clint) O’Shaughnessy of Kirkville, N.Y. and Marjorie (Winfield) Babcock of East Syracuse, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Marie was predeceased by a daughter, Charlene Louise Austin; four sisters, Doris Taylor, Janice MacDuffie, Diane Stocking, Ruth Persing; and two brothers, infant Robert Kemp and Edwin “Buster” Kemp.

Friends may call on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 1 to 3pm at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 3pm with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Chrystal Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Marie’s name to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Marie, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

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