Betty Jean Austin

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Betty Jean Austin, 75, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 15, 1939, on South Cedar Street, in Nevada, Mo., the daughter of Guy Townley and Margaret Baldwin Townley. She married Jimmy (Dale) Austin on Aug. 2, 1959, in Fort Scott; they had two daughters. Betty worked for 26 years as a CNA at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Dale, of the home; a daughter, Tammy (Winter) Heimsoth and husband, Kirby, of Fort Scott; granddaughter, Amber Mason and great-grandchildren, Jaydon and Zac Davis, of Great Bend, Kan.; granddaughter, Casey Winter-Fogle and husband, John Fogle, and great-grandson, Michael Fogle, of Richards, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Janet Mason.

The Rev. Paul Rooks will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 7, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:30 a.m., until service time at the Cheney Witt Chapel 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.

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