|Death: ||Aug. 27, 1936|
Funeral services for Mrs. Leona (Lemons) Austin, 28, who died last Thursday Afternoon, August 27, 1936 in Oklahoma City of a self-inflicted bullet wound, were held Monday afternoon in Wagoner's First Methodist Church with the Rev. C. T. Davis, pastor, officiating.
Mrs. Austin was found dead in a bathroom at the home of her sister, Mrs. Harry George, who told Justices of the Peace Carl Traub her sister had threatened to end her own life, fearing her health was failing.
Mrs. Austin was well known in Wagoner, where she made her home for many years with an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones. Mr. Jones, one time Wagoner County court Clerk, died several years ago. Mrs. Jones has been living with Mrs. Austin in Dallas, Texas, since May.
After graduation from the Wagoner High School, Mrs. Austin attended business school in Ohio returning here as district court reporter for District Judge E. A. Summers, resigning that position in 1929 to accept a position in Tulsa with a firm of attorneys.
She resigned that position when married to Virgil Austin, of Muskogee, and moved to that place, often substituting as court reporter for all three district judges. She also served for a time as secretary to the Muskogee city manager. Las January, Mrs. Austin and her husband were divorced.
In May, Mrs. Austin accepted a position with the district Resettlement Administration office at Dallas but about two month ago was forced to resign because of a nervous breakdown. Since that time, she had made her home with her sister in Oklahoma City. The body was returned to Wagoner Monday for funeral services with burial in Wagoner's Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Hersman funeral Home.
Obituary provided by Charlotte Stevens Schneider
Plot: Section D, West 1/2 of Block 35, Lot 3
Created by: Charlotte Schneider
Record added: Feb 03, 2010
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