Marie Genevieve Austin, 97, of Carthage, Illinois, passed away on November 16, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage.
Marie was born on November 21, 1922, in La Crosse, Illinois, the daughter of John and Kathyrn (Lescher) Doran. She graduated from Carthage High School in 1940, and on February 23, 1946, she was united in marriage to Max E. Austin in Carthage, Illinois. He preceded her in death on July 27, 1971.
A lifelong resident of Hancock County, Marie was a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Carthage and was employed at the Hancock County Nursing Home as a nurse’s aide for thirty-nine years. She was a member of the Catholic Women’s Club and spent her free time reading and watching sports on television, always rooting for the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears. Marie will always be remembered for her deep love of her family, especially her grandchildren.
Marie is survived by three sons: Michael (Marilyn) Austin of Scottsdale, Arizona, Mason (Mary) Austin of Fair Hope, Alabama, and Mark Austin of Carthage, Illinois; four grandchildren: Rachael (Peter) Austin, Chad Austin, Christopher (Kasia) Austin and Kerrigan Austin; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Marie is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Max and two sisters: Louise Sullivan and Agnes Turnquist.
A private graveside service will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Carthage.
Memorials may be directed to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or the Catholic Women’s Club.
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