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Mabel E Edwards Austin
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Birth: Oct. 4, 1913
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 2004

Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) - Thursday, December 30, 2004

Mabel E. Austin, 91, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Dubuque, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, in Austin.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home, 2659 Kennedy Road, Dubuque, where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Burial will be in Highview Cemetery, Epworth, Iowa.

She was born on Oct. 4, 1913, in Epworth, daughter of Frank C. and Rhetta (Platt) Edwards. She was a fourth-generation Iowan.

Mabel was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Ruben V. Austin.

Mabel was the matriarch of her family and a living link to the history of Iowa and America.

Mabel will be remembered as a teacher, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She will be missed, and she will live always in our collective memories.

Surviving are two daughters, Ann (Patrick) Austin Coffey, of Austin, and Sharon (Steven) Austin Bloom, of Redding, Conn.; grandchildren, Patrick Coffey, Carolyn Coffey Lynn, Susan Coffey, Matthew Reynolds, Andrew Page and Sara-Mae Winters; and a great-grandson, Jackson Reynolds.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dr. Ruben V. Austin; and a daughter, Sara Ellen Austin Winters.

Memorials may be given to the Ruben V. Austin Scholarship Fund at the University of Dubuque.

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Copyright (c) 2004 Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) 
Family links: 
  Frank C. Edwards (1874 - 1951)
  Rhetta Hazel Platt Edwards (1881 - 1968)
  Ruben V. Austin (1915 - 1996)
  Sara Ellen Austin Winters (1947 - 1998)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Parents: Frank C and Rhetta Platt Edwards
Highview Cemetery
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Dec 30, 2004
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Mabel E <i>Edwards</i> Austin
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~+++ Eternal rest grant unto her, Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. +++~ Amen.
 Added: Aug. 3, 2013

- Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
 Added: Feb. 10, 2007
Rest well cuz...
- Pearlady
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