Viola M. Austin 74, of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2012. Mrs. Austin was born on March 26, 1937 in Murphysboro, Illinois a daughter of the late Daniel & Gertrude (King) Anderson. Viola was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren, enjoyed NASCAR Racing and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan; she was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, Illinois. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert L. Austin and sister Mary Cox. She is survived by her son Michael & Sherri Austin of Collinsville, IL; daughter Laura & Charlie Luehmann of Pontoon Beach, IL; sister P-Fay Lorentz of Jackson, Tennessee; grandchildren Ashley Noeth, Lindsay Austin, Nathan Austin, Brittany Luehmann; great grandson Everett Noeth; extended family and friends.
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