Lane Austin

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Lane Eugene Austin, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at his home.

He was born April 8, 1927, at Drum, Mo., son of John and Celestie Jauch Austin. He and Louise Cook were married Sept. 14, 1945, in Cape Girardeau.

Austin worked many years at International Shoe Co. and Florsheim Shoe Co. He was a member of First Pentecostal Church and a member of its board.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Edward and Michael Austin of Cape Girardeau, James Austin of Benton, Mo.; a daughter, Linda McNeill of Kewanee, Ill.; two brothers, Buford Austin of Benton, Ark., John Austin of Warrenton, Mo.; two sisters, Pauline Kenner of St. Louis, Velma Wilson of Santa Maria, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Friends may call at First Pentecostal Church from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and Thursday from 11 a.m. until time of service.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Darrell Faire Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.

Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.