Dorthy E. Austin


    Dorthy Evelean Austin of Sullivan, Missouri was born on February 29, 1936 in Huzzah, Missouri to Herman Alexander and Lester Gladine (Ash) Parker and passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the age of 82 years.


    As a young lady Dorthy apprenticed as a beautician and from 1971 to 1987 she owned and operated her own shop called Glamor Boutique.
    She married Larry Austin on June 1, 1984 and they celebrated 34 years together.
    Dorthy enjoyed quilting and made many quilts for others. She was an avid Cardinals Baseball fan.
    She was preceded in death by an infant son, Danny Ray Sappington; her parents, Herman and Gladine Parker; grandson, Ben Miller; and three brothers, Albert, Dennis and Edward Parker.
    She is survived by her husband, Larry Austin of Bourbon, Missouri; four children, Mary Johnston and husband James of Springfield, Missouri, Ronald Miller and wife Jennifer of Westminster, Maryland, Gary Miller and wife Karen of Wentzville, Missouri, and Michele Hellstern and husband Frank of Cabot, Arkansas; two step sons, Bradley Austin and wife Nancy of Ozark, Missouri and Terry Austin and wife Mary of Edgar Springs, Missouri; 11 grandchildren, Bradley Mitchell and wife Amber of Centennial, Colorado, Brooke Keihm and husband Drew of Overland Park, Kansas, Ryan Miller of Glasgow, Kentucky, Hunter Miller of Spokane, Washington, Holly Miller of St. Louis, Missouri, Ronald Hosp of Fairview Heights, Illinois, Paige King of Granite City, Illinois, Austin Hosp of Collinsville, Illinois, Shelbye Kovach and husband Matt of Collinsville, Illinios, Tyeler Laboray of Collinsville, Illinois, and Piper Laboray of Collinsville, Illinois; three step grandchildren, David Austin of Ozark, Missouri, Stephanie England and husband Trent of Springfield, Missouri and Bryan Austin and wife Rienna of Evergreen, Colorado; nine great grandchildren, Mateo, Jake, Lauren, Carter, Bennett, Kayden, Kyrah, Jordan and Madalynn; three step great grandchildren, Carson and Addilyn England and Alice Austin; six brothers and sisters, Wanda Lahmann of Sullivan, Missouri, Francis Taylor of Sullivan, Missouri, Betty Beers of Desoto, Missouri, Barbara Rhives of Festus, Missouri, May Turnbaugh of Springdale, Arkansas and Alvin Parker of Spokane, Washington; sister-in-law, Shirley Greenwalt and husband Ken of Marion, Illinois; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri and from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the New Testament Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the New Testament Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Chester Lahmann officiating.
    Burial followed in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Sullivan.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan and Bourbon, Missouri.