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Virginia Merrell Austin
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1925
Ashtabula County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 2012
Bowling Green
Wood County
Ohio, USA

Virginia Merrell Austin, age 87, died Monday, February 25, 2013, at Heritage Corner, Bowling Green, following a long illness. Virginia was born March 11, 1925, in Ashtabula, Ohio, to Richard D. and Helen (Corbin) Merrell. She was a graduate of Ashtabula High School in 1943, Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Arts and the University of Michigan with a Master of Arts in Library Science. After devoting her entire career to the Bowling Green State University Library, Virginia retired in 1978. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green and a volunteer at Wood County Hospital for many years. Virginia is survived by 3 stepsons David L. (Leslie) of Alliance, Daniel F. (Ann) of Shaker Heights, Gary R. of Cincinnati; 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, a brother Richard (Helen) Merrell of Arlington, Virginia and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Robert T. Austin, who died in 1991 and stepson Ross in 2011. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green. Arrangements have been entrusted to DUNN FUNERAL HOME 408 W. Wooster St. located in the Historical District of Bowling Green. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

bio by
Matthew W. Hungling
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Jerome Library - BGSU
Family links: 
  Richard D. Merrell (1895 - 1978)
  Helen Corbin Merrell (1892 - 1984)
Oak Grove Cemetery
Bowling Green
Wood County
Ohio, USA
Plot: AA
Created by: Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
Record added: Sep 14, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117060973
Virginia <i>Merrell</i> Austin
Added by: Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
Virginia <i>Merrell</i> Austin
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In honor of your many years of service to the students of Bowling Green State University at Jerome Library.
- Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
 Added: Sep. 18, 2013
In memory of this honored graduate
- Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
 Added: Sep. 18, 2013
Let light perpetual shine upon her
- Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
 Added: Sep. 14, 2013

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