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 Virginia <I>Merrell</I> Austin

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Virginia Merrell Austin

  • Birth 10 Mar 1925 Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 25 Feb 2012 Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot AA
  • Memorial ID 117060973

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

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  • Created by: Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
  • Added: 14 Sep 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 117060973
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Virginia Merrell Austin (10 Mar 1925–25 Feb 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117060973, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey (contributor 47784539) .