Mary Austin, 92, Funk

Mary Ewing Austin, 92, of Funk, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at West View Manor in Wooster.

She was born Oct. 9, 1920, in Holmes County, the daughter of Thomas and Virgie Wachtel Ewing, and married Gail Austin. He preceded her in death.

She had worked the first automatic brush machine at The Wooster Brush Company, where she retired in 1985, and had made her home in Funk for more than 63 years. She hosted Gram's Crafts at the Funk Country Mall from 1988-95, and was a member of Ripley Christian Church.

Surviving are a son, Kay (Phyllis) Austin of Wooster, and a daughter, Jane (Dick) Bone of Ashland; grandchildren, Mary Jo (George) Starr of Wooster and Mike (Sheila) Austin of Jeromesville; great-grandchildren, Aubrey (Frank) Moro of Florida, Ian Starr and his friend, Jacki Miller of Florida and Morgan and Tyler Austin of Jeromesville.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Mae Kauffman.

Services were Saturday, Jan. 26 at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville, with pastor Layton Broome officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jeromesville Fire Department, P.O. Box 102, Jeromesville 44840.

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