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Frances Ruth Austin, 79, of Mt. Vernon passed away Monday morning, November 20, 2017 at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor.
She was born in Salem, IL on April 18, 1938, the daughter of Cecil & Vera (Floyd) Brown.
She first married James Lemons, she then married Samuel Austin.
She was a homemaker for many years before becoming a nurse.
She was a member of the West Side Baptist Church.
Frances was preceded in death by her Parents, by 2 Brothers- David Brown & Cecil Brown, by a Sister-Norma Jean Lemons, by 3 Daughters-Pamela Sue Lemons, Brenda Kay Lemons & Vera June Lemons.
Frances is survived by her:
3 Sons:
James Lemons & wife Paula of Belleville
Clyde Lemons & wife Brenda of Bonnie
Dennis Lemons & wife Kim of Ina
Daughter: Tina Fletcher & husband David of Mt. Vernon
5 Grandchildren:
Heather Wagoner of Morehouse, MO
Jeremiah Lemons of Bonnie
Stephen Lemons & wife Kaci of Mt. Vernon
Samantha Fletcher of Mt. Vernon
Kyle Fletcher of Mt. Vernon
3 Great-Grandchildren:
Anthony Scott of Mt. Vernon
Kenleigh Lemons of Mt. Vernon
Ethan Fletcher of Mt. Vernon
2 Sisters:
Patty Sheridan & husband Junior of Ava
Mary Myers of Mt. Vernon
1 Brother: Dennis Brown & wife Mary Lou of Ashley
Several Nieces & Nephews
Frances loved to spend time with her children & grandchildren. She could always be seen with a good romance or western book in her hand.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, November 25th from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the Bonnie Community Building.
The Johnston Funeral Home in Ina is in charge of arrangements.
Published on November 21, 2017
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