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Jane 'Louise" P. Austin

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Jane 'Louise' P. Austin

EMPORIA, Kan. -- Jane "Louise" P. Austin, 87, formerly of McCook, died Monday (Dec. 24, 2001) at the Holiday Resort Rehabilitation Center in Emporia. She was born June 3, 1914, at Denver, Colo., to William Bryan and Emma Louise (Smith) Pegram. She graduated from Denver High School.

On Oct. 20, 1948, she married Thomas Allen Austin at Denver. They lived in Denver and McCook. He preceded her in death on April 29, 1974.

She attended and supported St. Alban's Episcopal Church in McCook, and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Emporia. She was a member of St. Monica's Guild in McCook.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas; and two brothers, William and John Pegram.

Survivors include two daughters, Viola Heskett of Emporia, and Shirley Ridgley of Aurora, Colo.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services will be at a later date.

There will be no visitation as the body was donated to K.U. Medical Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her name to St. Alban's Episcopal Church in McCook, or to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Emporia.

Charter Funerals of Emporia was in charge of the arrangements.