|Birth: ||Jul. 29, 1919|
|Death: ||Jan. 23, 2012|
Violet Darlene Halford Austin, 92, of Waverly, died Monday evening, Jan. 23, 2012, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. She was born July 29, 1919, in Buckhart, the daughter of the late Arch and Vita J. Hagan Halford. She was also preceded by Lester M. Sims, her stepfather, who helped raise her from a young age. She married Melvin "Bill" Austin on June 11, 1938, in Carlinville, and he preceded her in death Sept. 27, 2007.
Surviving are two sons, Billy R. Austin and wife Sherry of Waverly and Steve E. Austin of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren, Billy Ray "Butch" Austin of Modesto and Barry L. Austin and wife Anna of Waverly; four great-grandchildren, Billy R. Austin III of Franklin, Shelby L. Austin of Lubbock, Texas, and Danielle and Lacie Austin, both of Waverly; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather; and one brother, Aaron "Ted " Halford.
She was a cafeteria cook for many years in the Waverly schools, where she was a friend to all of the Waverly students. After her sons finished their Waverly school years, she worked for the Hertzberg Book Bindery in Jacksonville for 17 years.
Services were entrusted to Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home of Waverly, Illinois.
Archie Halford (1899 - 1966)
Vita J. Hagen Sims (1900 - 1966)
Melvin E. Austin (1915 - 2007)
Aaron Ted Halford (1918 - 2010)*
Violet Darlene Halford Austin (1919 - 2012)
Waverly East Cemetery
Plot: SW1/4 1030
Created by: JLM
Record added: Jan 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84056725
Added: Jan. 26, 2012