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Violet Mae Austin

August 23, 1919 March 30, 2010
Violet Mae Austin
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Obituary for Violet Mae Austin

ARTHUR, IL --- Violet Mae Austin, age 90 of Arthur, formerly of Oakland, passed away at 10:50 AM, Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 3 at Standard Funeral Home in Oakland, with Reverend Robert E. Lee officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday at Standard Funeral Home, immediately prior to the funeral service. Violet Mae Chandler Austin was born on August 23, 1919 in Isabel, Illinois, the daughter of Sherman W. and Alta I. Sipes Chandler. She was educated in Enod country school, east of Oakland. On December 27, 1941 she married Noah R. Austin in Huntsville, Alabama. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1991. Survivors include one daughter, Karla J. Austin and friend Steve Schwartz of Arthur; one brother, Billy Chandler and wife Joy of Oakland; two nieces, Evelyn Legendre and husband Ervin of Carbondale, and LaDonna Webb and husband Roger of Cambria; three nephews, Delmar Hall and wife Judith of Oakland, James Hall and wife Judith of Mt. Zion, and Roger Chandler and wife Jane of Springfield; and several great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, and one sister, Grace Hall. For many years Mae owned and operated “The Barracks” in Oakland, a restaurant and teen center near the high school. She had worked for over twenty years at Eads Store in Arthur. Mae loved watching Tiger Woods play golf, and was an avid bowler for many years. A memorial fund is being established for the Arthur Home in Arthur.

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